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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 2 weeks 1 day ago
I got to thinking about evangelism this month in particular as part of My Jesus Project, a year-long practice I’m engaged in to more deeply understand what it really means to follow Jesus. This...
Posted by Christian Piatt 3 weeks 20 hours ago
How does this kind of mentality take hold of a state of nearly 30 million, at least to the point that the governor himself would take official action?One word: fear. Actually two words: fear and...
Posted by Christian Piatt 4 weeks 6 days ago
As part of this year-long effort to better understand what we mean when we talk about following Jesus, I’ve been making a more concerted effort to pray every day. Even though my tendency is...
Posted by Christian Piatt 5 weeks 1 day ago
For my privileged, perhaps overly comfortable children, something as trivial as our Internet being down constitutes a crisis. When we do our “gratitude inventory” (aka, a way to get them to reflect...
Posted by Christian Piatt 5 weeks 6 days ago
Could Christianity's future lie in Buddhism's past? This is a possibility that's been haunting me lately, but in a good way, I think.One big critique, understandably, of postmodern views on...

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).