Every Non-Religious Person Should Be Able to Answer These Questions

We all, Christians and non-Christians alike, should ask ourselves what we believe and why we believe it. [Read more…]

Faith in the Fog: Science, Atheism and the Search for Proof

One of the biggest steps toward learning to deal with my own crippling skepticism has been to convince myself that Christianity is not irrational. [Read more…]

Faith in the Fog: Surviving as a Skeptical Christian

Experiencing serious doubt and skepticism can be tough, scary, and depressing, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re losing your faith. It could be the first step into a deeper, richer, more authentic faith. [Read more…]

I Miss You Too, But…

I miss my former church. I do. And I don’t think I was prepared for that feeling because of the certainty I had in my decision to leave. [Read more…]

What I Learned from Arguing with a Pig Farmer

One of the members of the congregation, who happened to be a pig farmer, was enraged by my message and the pastor thought he was in need of a follow-up–so I gave him a call. [Read more…]

Nones, Dones and Religionless Christianity, Part 3

Secularism isn’t a looming evil that must be resisted, but is a lived statement of disenchantment that is experienced by even the most ardently religious. [Read more…]

I Once Thought I Was a Progressive Christian, But…

I once thought that perhaps I was a progressive Christian, but I’ve come to realize that that label includes me with a lot of people with whom I clearly disagree. [Read more…]

Nones, Dones and Religionless Christianity, Part 2

For Dietrich Bonhoeffer, religious language is often a mask or a shield that protects us from saying what we actually mean. It allows us to hide ignorance behind certitude. [Read more…]