May 7, 2021

Rae reconciles with Will Anton. Read more

May 5, 2021

If the people who attended these festivals were obeying the will of God, as they believed, why didn’t he protect them? Read more

May 3, 2021

By James A. Haught The ghastly 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami on the day after Christmas – one of the worst natural disasters in the history of humanity – may have had an unexpected side-effect: Intelligent people increasingly may be forced to abandon the notion that an all-loving, all-powerful, fatherly, kindly, creator god controls the universe. If a deity caused the Indian Ocean horror, or callously did nothing to save the shrieking victims, he’s a monster. The tragedy proves conclusively that… Read more

April 30, 2021

Exhausted from her campaign work, Rae goes out for a night on the town. Read more

April 28, 2021

Even basic self-preservation doesn’t motivate conservatives who are literally willing to throw their lives away to own the libs. Read more

April 26, 2021

By James A. Haught Consider the amazing power of language, the ability of words to touch souls and stir people. We live in a colossal ocean of verbiage, with about 1 million new books published yearly in America (400,000 of them self-published), plus a bigger deluge of words from newspapers, magazines, the Internet, etc. The whole planet buzzes with gushing language. Amid this never-stopping avalanche, a few special, exquisite, heart-gripping tales have locked into my psyche over the years, remaining… Read more

April 24, 2021

You may have noticed that Patheos has made it impossible to right-click, highlight text, or copy and paste from articles. This change was applied site-wide, and we blog owners weren’t consulted about it. I’m told that it’s to discourage piracy of our content, which has been a problem lately. However, I personally don’t believe this was necessary or proportionate. It’s a drastic change that inconveniences regular users and discourages discussion (how can you discuss an article if you can’t quote… Read more

April 23, 2021

Is the world worthy of saving, or are we getting what we deserve? Read more

April 21, 2021

Conservatives embrace white supremacy because they fear winding up on the other end of the unjust systems they constructed. Read more

April 19, 2021

By Jim Haught One of my in-laws, a lovely young mother in Australia, has two adorable, bright-eyed, intelligent sons. But the second one, age three, developed unstoppable brain cancer that has kept the family in agony for a year. Now he’s just weeks from death, and everyone is grieving. This rouses questions about life’s horrible cruelty that hits a few innocent victims, leaving others untouched. Cerebral palsy maims about three babies out of every thousand born in America. Down syndrome… Read more

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