Kansas Pastor Makes a Surprising Statement About Putting God in Public Schools

If I told you a pastor from Kansas said something about prayer in public schools, you’d probably cringe.

So it was a pleasant surprise to read what Adam Hamilton, senior pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, had to say about the call for putting God back in school in the aftermath of Sandy Hook. [Read more...]

I’m Doing an AMA on Reddit

What better way to spend the last day of Winter Break, right? If you have any questions, throw them my way! [Read more...]

What Should Non-Religious Parents Teach Their Children About Faith?

Katherine Ozment (herself a “none”) tackles the issue of how to raise kids without religion (but not without knowledge of it) in the latest issue of Boston Magazine:

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Susan Jacoby on the ‘Blessings of Atheism’

In a NYT article of her own in today’s paper, Susan Jacoby cites our withdrawal from the public eye in the wake of tragedies like Sandy Hook as part of the problem with atheism today — and part of why we don’t command influence despite our ever-growing numbers. She urges us to make our presence known:

the most powerful force holding us back is our own reluctance to speak, particularly at moments of high national drama and emotion, with the combination of reason and passion needed to erase the image of the atheist as a bloodless intellectual robot.

The secular community is fearful of seeming to proselytize…

Spoken like someone who rarely goes online… [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll: You Can Have a Brain; Just Don’t Use It

I actually agreed with Driscoll for the first seven words… [Read more...]