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'Reconcile:' Interview with Peace Activist John Paul Lederach
Originally Posted: 09/10/2014 - 1:30pm | Type: Blog

I’ve had the chance to speak with author and international peace activist John Paul Lederach about his book, Reconcile: Conflict Transformation for Ordinary Christians. The book, updated from an earlier editio ...

Five Reasons post-Christianity Is Good for Us
Originally Posted: 08/13/2014 - 10:04am | Type: Blog

For many leaders within organized Christian circles, this is all a call to arms, a warning shot across the proverbial bow to wake us up from our slumber and engage the impinging culture war with renewed commit ...

God Isn't Punishing Mark Driscoll
Originally Posted: 08/11/2014 - 4:48pm | Type: Blog

This week has been a rough one for Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. This week has been a rough one for Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. F ...

Yes, Community. But Then What? A Conversation with Brian McLaren, Stephanie Spellers, and Doug Pagitt
Originally Posted: 10/04/2013 - 3:17pm | Type: Blog

Following is an audio interview I conducted with these three key voices in the CANA conversation. We talked about why CANA is needed now, more than ever, and what sort of transformation they hope to affect wit ...

Jim Wallis Returns to the CultureCast with Christian Piatt
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Blog

Christian moderated a discussion with Jim at Powell’s Books last week to talk about his new book about nurturing the common good, called On God’s Side. Not to get all braggy here, ...

Was Jesus a Pacifist?
Originally Posted: 07/24/2012 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: The following is a question from Christian Piatt's book Banned Questions About Jesus. It is on sale on Amazon Kindle for $2.99 through July 25. Edito ...

Church Sign Epic Fails, Volume XXI
Originally Posted: 07/09/2012 - 9:48am | Type: Blog

Christian Piatt is back at it with his 21st installation of truly awful church signs. This week, we have a special talk-back version. Several of these signs have responses that a ...

Love Greater Than Our Differences: Christian Piatt's Interview on ChurchNext
Originally Posted: 06/21/2012 - 9:53am | Type: Blog

I spoke with Chris Yaw recently, host of an online program called ChurchNext. On it, he has dialogues with a number of church leaders about the current state of organized religion, the changing face of Christi ...

Hipsters, Hippies and a Moroccan Mother's Day (Day Thirteen)
Originally Posted: 05/14/2012 - 2:39pm | Type: Blog

No great theological revelations today. No tear-jerking finale. No big mortal lesson. Just another step in a journey of a lifetime. I’m actually kind of surprised and a little bit ...

Lost and Found Life (Day One)
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

What the hell is it about human nature that makes room for what we’ve lost, while neglecting what we have? Seems a tragic waste of emotions and gray matter to me. I’m pretty sure ...

Get Your Free “Blue Like Jazz” E-Book Guide
Originally Posted: 03/28/2012 - 1:55pm | Type: Blog

Christian Piatt, who recently interviewed the creators behind the upcoming film Blue Like Jazz, was asked to write a discussion guide for the movie. Download the guide here. Chri ...

Church Sign Epic Fails, Continued
Originally Posted: 03/26/2012 - 10:26am | Type: Blog

You’d think I’d eventually run out of material for this weekly series I’ve been doing. Fortunately for me, there is no apparent end to the phenomenon that is the bad church sign. ...

Four More (BIG) Reasons Young Adults Quit Church
Originally Posted: 03/12/2012 - 11:17am | Type: Blog

There are a plethora of reasons young adults are leaving the Church. Adding to yesterday's list, Christian Piatt explores more. There has been a surprisingly positive respons ...