Updates on the Stolen Mojave Cross Memorial

The Mojave Cross was stolen last week and we still don’t know who did it. Someone claims to know who did it and sent a letter to the Desert Dispatch on behalf of the thief. Among the many points made in the letter: 1. The cross in question was not vandalized. It was simply moved. [Read More...]

Lancaster Mayor Thinks You Can Pray at City Council Meetings

Even people not interested in the law know that the will of the majority does not trump the rights of the minority. Government prayers are no exception. You can’t pray in the name of Jesus or Vishnu or Zeus to open a city council meeting. Yet, Lancaster, California Mayor R. Rex Parris thinks it’s perfectly [Read More...]

The Unlikely Disciple in Paperback

One of the best books I read last year was Kevin Roose‘s The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner’s Semester at America’s Holiest University. It’s the story of an Ivy League student who spends a semester at Jerry Falwell‘s ultra-Christian Liberty University. My review and interview with Kevin can be found here. Recently, I was thrilled to [Read More...]

Register for the 2010 Secular Student Alliance Conference!

The Secular Student Alliance is announcing our 2010 conference in Columbus, Ohio, taking place July 23rd – 25th, and it’s already shaping up to be a fantastic one. To give you a really brief preview, Greta Christina will be the keynote speaker. Jen McCreight and I will be giving talks as well. There will be [Read More...]

Now, We Can All Review Churches

***Update***: The story appeared on the Chicago Tribune’s front page (at the bottom): And if you turn the pages to read the rest of the story…? Freaky, no? The folding of my shirt as I lean over makes my body look oddly-shapen. Oh well. Still kinda cool! … I’ve mentioned ChurchRater before — it’s a [Read More...]