How to Keep Your Church Safe

There have been a number of shootings at churches in the news lately — Rev. Fred Winters and Dr. George Tiller come to mind. So how can a church protect itself from the violence? That’s a tough question. But I don’t think this idea will help: Traditional security measures, like metal detectors or pat-downs, might [Read More...]

What Do Gays and Straights Have in Common in Terms of Spirituality?

A new survey released by the Barna Group focuses on the spiritual lives of gay and straight people. One thing they had in common? … The areas of similarity included the facts that a small minority of people in both groups believe that Satan is real… Well, that’s a plus. Good to know that belief [Read More...]

The Church of Scientology Crackdown

You’ve probably already seen this incredible exposé of the Church of Scientology and leader David Miscavige, courtesy of Joe Childs and Thomas C. Tobin of the St. Petersburg Times. The entire three-part series is now available online. If it’s the beginning of the end for Scientology, fantastic, but I don’t know how much of an [Read More...]

There Are No Atheists in Foxholes: The Song

Normally when I hear the name Regina Spektor, I think “my gorgeous future wife.” Maybe I have to reconsider the wife part. Her new album, Far, is being released today. The first single is called “Laughing With” and it is essentially saying that we may scoff at the notion of God, but when we’re put [Read More...]

Best Magic Show Ever?

In five seconds, this goes from cute to horrifying to delicious. (Thanks to Sam for the link!) [Read more...]