Support (Finally!) for Gays at the “Harvard” of Christian Colleges

Mike Clawson (Christian contributor) here. Some of you may have noticed a week or so ago when the New York Times ran a front page article on the numerous LGBTQ student groups popping up on conservative Christian college campuses all over the country. The article especially focused on the institution where I am currently studying, [Read More…]

What do Churches Contribute to the Community?

(BTW, this post is by Mike Clawson, the very-infrequent-but-still-here Christian contributor.) I know the answer many atheists would likely give to the question in the title of this post is “nothing”. However, that may not always necessarily be the case. At least, not according to studies done by U. Penn researcher Ram Cnaan (who describes [Read More…]

What should I ask an Atheist?

Hey friends, Mike Clawson here (the delinquent Christian sometimes contributor). I’m posting again because I need your advice. These past two months I have been leading a discussion series at my church (a very artistic, progressive, Austin-y kind of church that actually has a number of atheists and agnostics in attendance and even a few [Read More…]

Christian Responses to “Militant” Atheists

Hey all, Mike Clawson, the (woefully delinquent) Christian contributor here. (But I have a good excuse, honest. My doctoral program is seriously kicking my ass. ) Anyhow, I stumbled upon this satirical blog post by Kim Fabricius over at the Faith and Theology blog, entitled “Twelve point guide for ripostes to militant atheists,” and thought [Read More…]

Is Liberal Religion Really Part of the Problem?

Hi Friendly Atheist friends! Mike Clawson here. I know it’s been forever since I’ve posted (that’s the problem with graduate school – it doesn’t leave you much time to write anything not class related), but I recently came across an interesting article on that I wanted to share with y’all. Titled “Should I Quit [Read More…]