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April 06, 2015
she prays while he swears
he wants to pray, but his head is full of philosophies theologies, theodicies, Divine Command...
October 30, 2014
You can’t give it up, can you?
Several years ago, after what I thought was a horrible ordination process, I decided to...
October 16, 2014
A Muslim and Atheist Team up to Promote Freedom of Conscience
I was born in Pakistan, completed my medical school there and then moved to the...
September 21, 2014
TEDx: Are God & Reality Converging?
I was recently engaged in a spirited conversation about "Convergence Christianity" with my friend and...
September 03, 2014
An Intro and the Skeptimergent Challenge
As an atheist who works with religious persons, I am honored to be a part...
June 07, 2014
Do You Have a Gaudy God?
Raining brimstone, epic deluges, trumpets from heaven...is your God showing off? We have all heard...
May 19, 2014
Atheists and Christians Working Together: Me and Ryan Bell’s Online Course
For many here on Emergent Village and Patheos Progressive Christian, working with Christians is second-nature....
May 10, 2014
The Worst of Your Tradition: Own It!
I remember having a back-and-forth with a Christian about the violence historically committed by Christians:...
May 01, 2014
An Interview with Brian McLaren on Faith, Doubt, and Atheism
I met Brian a few years back when I picked him up from the airport...
October 09, 2013
The Death of a Beautiful Woman
"The death, then, of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the...
July 22, 2013
The Post-Colonial Method versus the Sociological Method in the Study of Religion: Top-down or Bottom-up?
In the current study of “religion,” two different methods have developed that are often in...
May 07, 2013
Interview an Atheist at Church Day – Solomon’s Porch videos
Kile Jones had a great idea - ask churches to invite an atheist to share...
March 17, 2013
The truth about meteors
If it was not for a Russian obsession with 'windscreen cams' we westerners would...
March 14, 2013
Rediscovering Process Thought: An Unbeliever at the Hub of Process Theology
Before I ever applied for a Ph.D. program at Claremont School of Theology, I was...
March 03, 2013
A Pro-Science, Skeptical Woman Speaks
In my last post on another blog, “Feminism and Religion: Where Do I stand?” I...
February 25, 2013
#SKEPTIMERGENT: the afterlife is for lovers
If you've never come across it, you might find Nietzsche's theory of eternal recurrence to...
February 22, 2013
#SKEPTIMERGENT: why NOT “church”?
I'm reconsidering a positive use of the word "church." I have my criticisms, but I...
February 14, 2013
#SKEPTIMERGENT: trophy bibles
I am uncontrollably drawn to people who share one of my passions: the Bible. But,...
February 13, 2013
Love is death. Love is war. Love is not patient. Love is a battlefield.
Love is patient. Is it really? Is this what Paul meant when he wrote those...
February 12, 2013
Orphans Quite by chance I saw an article explaining how Roman fathers...
February 11, 2013
#SKEPTIMERGENT: a review of @jaybakker’s new book
With Jay's new book coming out tomorrow, I thought I would repost my review here......
February 08, 2013
#SKEPTIMERGENT: the atheist’s dilemma
I would guess that most people who have grown up and stayed in churches do...
February 05, 2013
#SKEPTIMERGENT: an atheist’s prayer
I’ve spent the last few days revisiting some old friends in Oklahoma City, the city...
February 04, 2013
Welcome to the beginning of a collaboration between various people called “SKEPTIMERGENT.” This dialogue began...
December 20, 2012
The need for a new kind of Atheism
I chatted with Kile Jones about the "emerging atheism" that I see developing in our...
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