Why the Criticism Against “Thoughts and Prayers” Retains Its Force

I was once unsure about the criticism of “thoughts and prayers” after a tragedy, but not anymore. Read more

On Kneeling and Blasphemy Against American Civil Religion

Christianity isn’t the religion of America. America has a religion all its own, and it too hates blasphemy. Read more

What Good is a Movement?

It depends on what kind of movement you want. Read more

When It Comes to Ethics, It’s “Show, Not Tell”

Anyone can claim to love truth. It’s another thing to show it. Read more

On Messy Language and Satisfactory Distinctions: A Response to Eli Bosnick

When it comes to certain matters, the truth can be fuzzier than we might like. Read more

Is Nuance Good? The Answer Is Not That Simple

Is nuance always good? The answer might surprise you — or not. Read more

On Surviving and Rating Our Pain

Getting free means being able to claim our pain and give it the fair assessment it deserves. Read more

In Defense of Being Fragile

It isn’t shameful to be fragile, no matter what the world says. Read more

No, Tim Keller Has Not Been “Marginalized”

Diminishing privilege is not the same as marginalization. Read more

Help Me Write a Book of Secular Celebrations

We can always use more resources for secular celebrations. Here’s how you can help. Read more

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