CNN finds missing voices in ‘atheist’ pastor’s media blitz

Earlier this week, I posted on Ryan Bell, the Seventh-day Adventist pastor who gave up his faith to focus on granting media interviews. I kid. I kid. What I meant to say is that Bell has decided to “live without God” for a year so that he can flirt with atheism. The free national headlines are, [Read More...]

An ‘atheist’ Adventist’s alienation: any missing voices?

The most popular story on Religion News Service’s website right now involves a Seventh-day Adventist pastor who has decided to flirt with atheism for a year: (RNS) California pastor Ryan Bell has a novel New Year’s resolution. For one year, he proclaimed, he will “live without God.” It’s an odd resolution for an ordained minister, former church [Read More...]

Pod people: Are Christians crazy, or just stupid?

There is little new under the sun when it comes to anti-theistic arguments. Whether it be high minded philosophical critique or rabble rousing anti-clericalism, what was old is now new. Richard Ostling observed in his Get Religion post “Is the ‘New Atheism’ any different from old atheism?” the content of the criticism remains the same, [Read More...]


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