Faith on the CouchAre Gay Parents Magical?
The science is unclear on whether or not gay households are "just as good" as traditional, intact, heterosexual households.
New Wineskins5 Things I Learned from Researching the Best 500 Sermons
What types of sermons are America's best preachers preaching?
Cosmos the In LostWhite Privilege in America
I don't claim that my human dignity was in any way deeply offended. It's just the small kind of calculus that comes with being brown in America.
Voodoo UniverseAdult Swim's "Black Jesus": A Review
"Black Jesus" is a social commentary on the relationship between modern people of color in the inner city and religion.
AtheologyAn Outbreak of Creationism in Europe?
A recent Scientific American article suggests that creationists have used new media to promulgate their views in European countries.
Freethought NowA Salon on Religious Freedom in Jefferson's Dining Room
This is the man who gave us the phrase, "a wall of separation between Church and State." My career as an FFRF attorney is to be a watcher on that wall.
Living TaoYoung of Heart, Young of Mind: How to Keep a Youthful Brain as You Age
Losing our brain function seems like losing our independence and sense of self. Fortunately, such a fate is not a foregone conclusion.
Grace Is Messy7 Ways a Healthy Faith Creates a Healthy Mind
Many people look at life as either spiritual or physical/mental. Mixing the two is like trying to mix steak and Kraft Dinner.
Secular CinephileKaveh Mousavi's Top 10 Iranian Films
The majority of people who are familiar with Iranian cinema, if they read this list, will vehemently disagree with it.
A Tippling PhilosopherShould Churches Be Tax-Exempt?
Tax exemptions are a form of government subsidy. Therefore, tax exemptions granted to churches are government subsidies of religious institutions.
Wake Up CallRewriting Jesus: A New Take on the Gospel of Matthew
In his new book, Thomas Moore presents Jesus as "a social mystic, like a shaman who can heal, and lead people to appreciate multiple layers of reality."
ChrisicismsThank You, Jim Henson
Every Jim Henson project was a work of sincerity and optimism, devoid of cynicism.
The View from Dixon HallMama's Boy: A Birthday Letter to My Black Son
The world will label other boys as mischievous and look at you and label you irredeemable.
Steel Magnificat"I Know It Sounds Prejudiced"
You can't claim simple ignorance, of something you see happening right in front of you, day after day.