Book Review: The “God” Part of the Brain by Matthew Alper

In The "God" Part of the Brain, Matthew Alper seeks to explain why our species ever began to believe in God in the first place. It’s a lofty goal, but one Alper seeks to answer by combining research from a variety of fields. He opens the book by explaining why science has taken away the [Read More...]

Free Hugs from Atheists Follow-Up

The campus atheist group at the University of Florida held its Free Hugs from Atheists event yesterday. Today, there was a great article about it in The Gainesville Sun: Frank Zaccaro, toting a Bible, was screaming warnings of hell to passersby when a group of atheists tried to hug him. “No, I don’t want that!” [Read More...]

Teaching the Bible in Public School

Just a heads-up. The cover story in tomorrow’s issue of Time magazine is: Why We Should Teach the Bible in Public School. Oh boy. Some excerpts: The class has its share of conservative Christians. Front-row center sat Rachel Williams, 18, whose mother does teach Sunday school at Oakwood. But not 20 ft. away sat a [Read More...]

Sam Harris, Evangelical Atheist

Let me preface this by saying I realize it’s written for Baptist Press (“News with a Christian Perspective”). John Avant writes: I just read one of the great evangelistic books of our day — “Letters to a Christian Nation” by Sam Harris. Actually, there’s just one “Letter.” It takes up the whole book. Seriously, how [Read More...]

HisHolySpace, Part 2

Well, my page on the site was approved last night. It hasn’t even been a day. According to my email, I received two friend requests and got three comments in that time. But when I went to check them out, I was unable to log in. I requested a new password but that didn’t work, [Read More...]