My Summer Plans… and My Next Book

Most teachers will tell you that summer break isn’t actually a “break” at all. A lot of my colleagues teach summer school or work a second job in addition to spending time with their families. I suppose I could just sit in my underwear and blog all day, but that’d get boring after a while… [Read More...]

I Can’t Wait to Read This Book

Dale McGowan just announced that he will be writing a book that (to my surprise) doesn’t exist yet: Atheism for Dummies. There were already Dummies books for each of the major and several minor religions, as well as some weirdly specific titles like Lost Books of the Bible for Dummies. Now publisher Wiley & Sons [Read More...]

In a New Book, a Straight Male Christian Fakes Coming Out as Gay

Fledgling author Timothy Kurek has a new book coming out this fall entitled Jesus In Drag. The premise? The author (who is straight) came out to his conservative Christian friends and family to see how they would react and he kept the label for a year: Raised and educated in the heart of the Bible-belt, [Read More...]

What’s the Future of Humanism?

What’s the future of faith according to people who practice it? What about the future of atheism and Humanism? Patheos Press (hi, bosses!) has put out an anthology called Future of Religion: Traditions in Transition (edited by Kathleen Mulhern) that features thoughts about the future of various belief systems. The Humanism section features contributions by [Read More...]

What Would You Ask Penn Jillette?

This week marks the release of the paperback version of Penn Jillette‘s bestselling book God, No!: Signs You May Already Be an Atheist and Other Magical Tales As it turns out, he’s making a stop near Chicago this Thursday to promote the book and I’ll be interviewing him in person before his talk. It’ll be [Read More...]


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