Jesus the Decider: Do Only Christians Get Into Heaven?

Yesterday in a coffee shop I totally eavesdropped on a conversation between an Evangelizing Christian (“EC”) and a guy who Wasn’t Having Any (“WHA”). Here’s the gist of their exchange: EC: But you can’t get into heaven unless you’re a Christian. WHA: Why not? I’m a good guy. I lead a moral life. Why should [Read More...]

Zealots, Unite! No, Wait! Don’t!

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If My Gay Loved Ones Go To Hell, I’m Going With Them

In case anyone’s interested, the impetus behind my writing my last post, “Christians: When It Comes to Homosexuality, Man Up is this simple truth: If my gay friends, whom my life experience tells me can no sooner stop being gay than I can stop being straight, have to go to hell after they die, then I’m going with [Read More...]

How I Broke My Lesbian Friend’s Heart

I became a Christian very suddenly (and out of freakin’ nowhere) when I was 38 years old. At that time, I was working in the “Office Services” department of a large law firm. My sole co-worker in that department was a lesbian named Joan Finch. To a lot of Christians, of course — just as [Read More...]

Atheists of America Agree: Christianity Makes Eminent Rational Sense!

As I’m sure my readers will agree, in my last post, There’s No Arguing It: We Can’t KNOW If There’s a God or Not, I conclusively proved that it is exactly as reasonable to think that there is a God as it is to think there’s not. Not one of the 50 or so people who commented on that [Read More...]

An Open Letter to the Atheist Hacker of Christian Mega-site

Dear Finnish atheist who hacked Hi, there. I’m one of the writers for, the largest Christian website in the world. Is it cold where you live? It looks like it is, since the picture you put of yourself all over Crosswalk shows you wearing a thick skull-cap and a sweatshirt. Of course (as you [Read More...]

#1 Christian Website Hacked By Atheist!

Update: To read my An Open Letter to the Atheist Hacker of Christian Mega-site, click … well, there. Instead of the largest Christian website in the world (2.5 million views a month; 200,000-plus subscribers), people who visited this morning found a single, crudely designed static page featuring cheesy-looking burning crosses and a message from [Read More...]

Christians, Non-Christians, and the “Fully Man” Problem with Jesus

If we Christians were a little more comfortable with Jesus being fully man, maybe we’d be a little more comfortable with ourselves. [Read more...]

A Reader Asks, “Why Do I Need Jesus to Change My Life?”

In response to a piece of mine (The Happiest Ending Ever), in which I told of my instant, out-of-nowhere conversion to Christianity, a reader named Sarah left me a comment. “But why do I need Jesus to change my life?” she wrote. “Can’t I do that on my own? Oh, and, what if I don’t [Read More...]

Is a world without religion really more peaceful?

One often hears the assertion that religion causes war: that if people would only stop believing in God there’d be much more peace and love in the world. I want much more peace and love in the world! So let’s carefully consider the idea that without religion that is what we would have. First off, [Read More...]