Responsible Religious Criticism: Part Two – What is a “Religion”?

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Part of a Series on Responsible Religious Criticism Part One – Questions of Power Update: I edited the section on beliefs, values, and practices to be more (I hope) accurate to the great diversity of religions in the world When engaging in any sort of criticism, it is essential to know what one is criticizing. [Read More...]

Skepticon 5 Day One – JT’s “Dear Christian 2″

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JT Eberhard PROPOSED to his girlfriend on stage at Skepticon 5! During an emotional moment at the pinnacle of his speech tonight JT Eberhard actually proposed to his girlfriend Michaelyn! JT has a habit of outdoing himself every year, and this was a true masterpiece of theatrics as well as a beautiful expression of love. [Read More...]

Brandan Robertson on Christian Persecution

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Evangelical blogger Brandan Robertson picked up my discussion with fellow Patheos blogger Adrian Warnock on the “persecution” of Christians in the UK (part one and part two), and offers a thoughtful and challenging take. Thoughtful, because he recognizes the societal dynamic which is taking place: Christianity is slowly losing its social privilege and some Christians are [Read More...]

“Coming Out Christian” Is Not A Thing

Fellow Patheos blogger Adrian Warnock has responded to my piece arguing that Christians are not persecuted and hated in the UK. The title of his post is “Coming out: Is “Evangelical” the new “Homosexual”?” I am tempted to respond to with a simple “no”. And, perhaps, “don’t be silly”. It’s an absurd and insulting suggestion, [Read More...]

The False Narrative of Christian Persecution

Yesterday I engaged in Tweet-off with Adrian Warnock, fellow new-resident at Patheos. He blogs from a Christian perspective, as a preacher at Jubilee Church London. I had noticed Adrian, in his introductory post at Patheos, claims that “There is real hatred for Christian values in our culture today”. I was astonished by that statement, and [Read More...]


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