Update on Charity: Water Fundraiser

As I write this, we’ve raised $2,989 of our $5,000 goal! 71 of you have made donations. And it’s only been a week Excellent work, but we’re not done just yet… We’re raising the money for “drilling equipment that will bring clean water to people in Ethiopia.” It’s not too late to chip in! Remember: [Read More…]

Georgia Drops Public School Bible Classes Due to Funding Problems

Part of me wonders whether anyone argued in favor of getting rid of science classes instead… but it looks like the tough economy has led to a reduction of Bible courses in Georgia public schools: Superintendents say interest has waned in the once-controversial classes and schools don’t have the money to pay for courses with [Read More…]

A Christian Overreaction to An Atheist Group’s Existence

The Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison took advantage of a program that allows them to send an email to the entire student population… for a price. (I remember doing something similar at my college to promote a debate on God’s existence my atheist group was holding. It worked. It [Read More…]

When Atheists Leave Messages in Gideon Bibles

Reader Adam stayed in a hotel this weekend and — as all too many of us do — looked for the Gideon Bible hidden in the drawer. He was a bit surprised to open it up to find the following message inside: I think that last word is “celibate” Turns out it was the most [Read More…]

Not Every Church Practice Is Useless

Crommunist agrees that there’s nothing wrong with taking the best practices of churches and applying them in secular settings: Particularly in immigrant and black communities (and conceivably in Central American/hispanic ones as well), the church is the focal point of civil life. It is a resource not only for instrumental support like counselling and a [Read More…]