I don’t know what inspired this game, but I can’t say I didn’t play it 13 times in a row.
The British magazine New Statesman asked a number of writers (including a couple of notable atheists) what they (and we) could learn from believers. While their answers will make some of you cringe, they really do make a lot of sense — and will appeal to those atheists who are transitioning out of faith but still miss that connection to a church-like community.
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Singer Lucy Kaplansky just released a video cover of Woody Guthrie‘s song “This Morning I Am Born Again.” If you’ve never heard the song before, the lyrics are all about how he’s “born again” without any sense of religion:
This morning I was born again and a light shines on my land
I no longer look for heaven in your deathly distant land
I do not want your pearly gates don’t want your streets of gold
This morning I was born again and a light shines on my soul
Beautiful song and a great rendition.
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A few weeks ago, Northwestern student Jessica Murphy filmed a segment about young people and religion for one of her classes. The focus was on the rapidly-changing religious demographics and how the church’s stances on many cultural issues are facilitating that shift… and I was one of her subjects. Check it out!