What Does “Saddleback” Mean?

Dan Savage‘s reader asks the question in his latest column: Dear Dan: Is “saddleback” a sex act? If not, can you define it as one? Or if it is, can you popularize it? Each time I hear about Rick Warren, I can’t get past the name of his church. Jeffy Lube Stephen Colbert joked on [Read More...]

How Can Atheists Help Ourselves?

Greta Christina has already written about how non-religious people can become atheist allies. Now, she has written about how we atheists can be better allies ourselves. What can we do to help others who share our progressive, rational beliefs? The full list with explanations is on her site, but here’s the condensed version: Treat other [Read More...]

Church to Hungry Homeless: Pray First, Eat Later

The Faith Advocacy Impacting the Homeless (FAITH) Foundation is a non-profit working to help homeless people in New Jersey. The foundation has had trouble finding headquarters. It’s been kicked out of buildings before, but founder Robin Reilly thought she was in luck when the First Reformed Church of Hackensack took in her organization. That is [Read More...]

What Blogs Have Influenced You This Year?

Simple question: What blogs have really influenced or challenged you this year? If that blog is an “established” one, fantastic. If that blog only began this year, even better. Who has grabbed your attention with every post (or many of them, anyway)? Who do you read for original thoughts and opinions? Feel free to leave [Read More...]

8 Albums “About” Atheism You’ve Never Heard Of

I’ve never heard of most of these albums and I haven’t heard the songs on them, but it seemed like an interesting theme for a list Steve Owen: …Like An Atheist in Nashville The title implies Owen is an “outsider.” Hundreds of actual atheists in Nashville would like to disagree. … Believa: Aint No Atheist [Read More...]


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