Climbing (not Cutting) a Christmas Tree

Editor’s Note: Tis the season to enjoy the cheery holiday decorations that are all around town. They brighten up the darkest days of the year. Here is a unique perspective on Christmas trees by a former Presbyterian Chaplain. He has an unusual personal connection to the day on which Christians celebrate the birth of their [Read More...]

Ask an Atheist Ex-Pastor – What about Me and Grandma in Heaven?

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our first “Ask an Atheist Ex-Pastor” column. “Dave” will answer religion questions you always wanted the answers to, but were afraid to ask (like mine below), Even better, Dave will give you straight answers you never got when you did ask your pastor.  Dave’s sensitive and serious answer to my question [Read More...]

Ask an Atheist Ex-Pastor – And He Will Answer

Editor’s Note: Dave, an atheist ex-Pastor with a “coming-out” book coming out in the fall, introduces a new feature on Rational Doubt.  If you have a question for Dave, please email him at askanexpastor [at] gmail [dot] com.  Check the Ask an Atheist Ex-Pastor tab above for answers to questions asked by doubting lay people [Read More...]

Retired Pastor “Comes Out” Atheist – This Fall – in a Book

Editor’s Note: I first heard about “Dave” when I received a manuscript of his soon-to-be-released book about his deconversion. A member of the Clergy Project and an accomplished writer, he seemed ideal to be the moderator of a new feature coming soon on Rational Doubt.  It’s called “Ask an Atheist Ex-Pastor”and will be a forum [Read More...]