The Common Good

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 days 5 hours ago
My friend sent this link to me the other day, as it’s something we’re considering doing ourselves. The idea is simple, though would take some effort and a little courage to do well.You get artists,...
Posted by Christian Piatt 1 week 4 days ago
Editor's Note: Christian Piatt was invited to preach at Portland First Christian Church on March 8. The biblical text was from Mark 11:15-19, in which Jesus cleanses the temple by...
Posted by Christian Piatt 2 weeks 3 days ago
One of the principal goals of My Jesus Project, a yearlong effort to better understand what we mean when we talk about following Jesus, is to practice and embody right-heartedness, or what I...
Posted by Christian Piatt 2 weeks 4 days ago
I’m not sure, but I think my daughter, Zoe, is Jesus. For a couple of reasons. But before I talk more about her, let’s talk about me. You know, since I’m not Jesus and I like talking about myself.I...
Posted by Christian Piatt 3 weeks 3 days ago
Most of my life, I’ve heard people preface some sort of argument they want to support with the preface, “The Bible clearly states…”I’ve come to believe, however, that this is a phrase Christians...

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).