This Brightened My Day

Last week, I was sitting in an airport, waiting for my flight to begin boarding. There was a book in my hands, but I wasn’t reading so much as I was just looking around to see what everyone else was doing. A couple came by and sit right across from me — A guy and [Read More...]

Interview with Candace Chellew-Hodge, Gay-Friendly Pastor

Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge is the founder/editor of Whosoever, an “online magazine for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Christians.” She is a self-proclaimed “recovering Southern Baptist.” Her first book, Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians, will be published this September. All this puts her in a rather unique position among Christians [Read More...]

Atheist Coming Out Party

This Saturday, I’ll be in Columbus, Ohio for the Atheist Coming Out Party! The event is free, I’ll be speaking there along with Edwin Kagin (of American Atheists), and there will be a Mass De-Baptism. … The event will feature talks, social events, and even a “De-Baptism” ceremony for those who were enrolled in religious [Read More...]

Why Do You Hide Your Atheism?

John Smulo is often afraid to tell others about his beliefs. He’s a Christian and it’s hard, he says, to tell others that. Why? He’s boiled it down to five key reasons: It is conversation stopper, instead of a conversation starter. It communicates something other than what I mean. I’ll lose out on potential friendships [Read More...]

The Most and Least Religious Colleges: 2009

The Princeton Review just came out with its annual college rankings in a variety of categories, including religion. Here’s where the schools rank: The Least Religious Schools: 1 Lewis & Clark College Portland, OR 2 Eugene Lang College — The New School for Liberal Arts New York, NY 3 Reed College Portland, OR 4 Bennington [Read More...]