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Christian Piatt

Christian Piatt is an author, editor, speaker, musician, and spoken word artist. He is director of church growth and development at First Christian Church in Portland, Ore. Christian is the creator and editor of Banned Questions About The Bibleand Banned Questions About Jesus. His new memoir on faith, family and parenting is called PREGMANCY: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date.

Blog Posts by Christian Piatt

Posted by Christian Piatt 1 day 9 hours ago
We’ve all heard the sidewalk preachers and TV Evangelists quoting the Gospels, telling us, "Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand!"It’s a claim that is generally intended to strike fear and...
Posted by Christian Piatt 1 week 3 days ago
I’m starting to think that Che Guevara and the Jesus of the Gospel according to Mark have an awful lot in common.I should explain, first, that I’m in the first month of My Jesus Project, a year-...
Posted by Christian Piatt 3 weeks 15 hours ago
First, the good news: After four months of preparation, I have officially started my year-long quest to more seriously understand what it means to follow Jesus — AKA “My Jesus Project.”And now the...
Posted by Christian Piatt 6 weeks 6 days ago
I love Jon Stewart. I mean, like “maybe jump the fence” love him. His presence on The Daily Show has spoken to and with my generation through some of our most formative years.And yes, he tells fart...
Posted by Christian Piatt 7 weeks 2 days ago
Oklahoma may seem an unlikely place for what has been called a satanic sculpture to be installed on government property. In fact, there may be no better place for it.Considered by many to be the...

Articles by Christian Piatt

How to talk with our children about homelessness.

Where do our ideas about hell come from?

The stats say that women in the workplace – from seminaries to the boardroom – have become the norm, but being a stay-at-home dad is still considered a countercultural act (even in Portland).