Reflections on Frank Schaeffer’s “Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God - How to give love, create beauty and find peace.”
I wanted to write a formal “review” of this book, but ...
(Cross-Posted from The Ones You Didn't Hear in Sunday School )
The story of Jonah is one of those Bible stories that everyone has heard of. He’s the guy who was swallowed by the whale.
I am not a Christian but Jesus Christ changed my life. I am not a Buddhist but Siddhartha Gautama altered the way I understand reality. I am not a Muslim but have yearned to be a part of the holy ...
There is a lively discourse currently going on about the nature of religion as a discussion topic. In particular, there is this pernicious tendency to prevent open critiques of religion in much the ...
I'm still a bit shaky as I write this. A long cold day with three hours spent getting the cell phones changed almost ended with Sprint having no one to hold to a two year contract. I was stopped at ...
The ill effects of the 1996 welfare reform will reverberate 20 years later in 2016, when harsh rules limiting assistance are likely to resume as unemployment rates fall. The 1996 law imposed a ...
(cross-posted from "The Ones You Didn't Hear in Sunday School" )
The epistles of Paul do not really lend themselves to narrative. Paul doesn’t tend to do stories. Oh, he might include a ...
Over the centuries Christianity has worn some very ugly faces. During the Crusades, Inquisition, and witch hunts Christianity appeared to be made up intolerant murderers who rounded up anyone who ...
The festive season is upon us! I love the Christmas season because people reach down inside themselves, into their essential goodness, and open their hearts to the world.
Unfortunately people tend ...
The New York Times, a day late and a dollar short, has called for prosecutions for the torture program under the Bush/Cheney White House.
To the great dismay of many decent human beings, President ...