Andrew Petiprin

Andrew Petiprin is Fellow for Popular Culture at the Word on Fire Institute in Dallas, Texas. He is the author of Truth Matters: Knowing God and Yourself. You can find him online at and follow him on Twitter @andrewpetiprin. 

Books by Andrew Petiprin

Articles By Andrew Petiprin

God and Country

Thursday October 24, 2019

christian life

Patriotism is a good thing. But patriotism, like all loves, should include healthy criticism.

Grace for Dad

Thursday April 4, 2019

christian life

Although I am entering my third month of life without a paycheck, I don’t feel particularly more anxious about providing for my wife and kids than I ever did when I had money in the bank.

Advent: Prepare as We Rejoice

Tuesday November 27, 2018


Advent is the season in the Church’s year that turns our attention to the coming of Christ: the first one and the second one.

What is Grace?

Thursday September 20, 2018

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Truth matters to me because I love God. I have tried and failed to get away from him. I have tried to avoid God and reject God, but I cannot escape his love.

Big Imagination, Big Truth

Thursday August 23, 2018

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At a small weeknight service at my church a few years ago, I accidentally revealed that there was no Santa Claus. Well, most people already knew. But there was one young man, my acolyte, who didn’t. He was the only person under the age of 30 in the room, and it didn’t occur to me to think about whether he (still) believed in Santa Claus or not. I was talking very innocently about Nicholas of Myra, the 4th century bishop whose legendary generosity gave rise to jolly old St. Nick centuries later. The following Sunday my acolyte’s mother took me aside: “Thanks a lot, Father!”