Video from the Megachurch Service

That was quick! The video of the Oak Hills Church service in which I discussed (with Pastor Randy Frazee) atheism, doubt, and what Christians are doing right and wrong is now online:

Realization: If I had dropped down on my knees and accepted Christ as my Savior, this thing would be going *so* viral right now. Oh well. [Read more...]

Over the Weekend, I Spoke at a Megachurch…

***Update***: A video of the service is now online!

I spent the past couple of days at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, talking to about 8,000 Christians about what they do right and wrong, at least when it comes to their interactions with atheists.

There aren’t a lot of megachurch pastors (or congregations) who would be okay with that sort of thing, so hats off to Pastor Randy Frazee and his staff for making it happen and making me feel really comfortable there. Video of the event will be available within a couple of days and I’ll post something when it’s up.

In the meantime, John Tedesco of the San Antonio Express-News was there for one of the services and his article accurately captures how things went:

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Emily Boyer: Secular Facts on Sexual Acts

At the Oklahoma Freethought Convention a couple of weeks ago, Emily Boyer, a sexual and reproductive health activist, spoke about “Secular Facts on Sexual Acts” (possibly NSFW language). It’s the sex-ed class you (probably) didn’t have in high school but really should have:

If any moments stand out to you, please leave the timestamp and summary in the comments!

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Patriotic Samuel Adams Beer Commercial Criticized for Not Giving Credit to ‘Our Creator’

This is the new commercial put out by the Samuel Adams beer folks. It shows a bartender trying to be all patriotic, explaining that the beer is named after Sam Adams because he signed the Declaration of Independence:

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St. Louis Cardinals Remove Christian Symbol from Pitcher’s Mound

You may recall that an eagle-eyed St. Louis Cardinals fan recently noticed that there were Christian symbols on the mound when Adam Wainwright was pitching:

As you can see, there’s a cross on the mound (as well as something that looks like a Jesus Fish but is actually a number 6 in honor of Cardinals great Stan Musial).

After various news reports on the Christian symbols reached the team’s general manager John Mozeliak, he decided to take action. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has the happy follow-up:

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