August 9, 2016

Presumably the alternatives “When God Sends You a Racist Mother-in-Law” and “Help! My Mom Sounds Like a White Supremacist” were rejected in the editing room. The article begins: For years I prayed for a young man I had yet to meet: my daughter’s husband. I asked the Lord to make him godly, kind, a great dad, and a good provider. I was proud of a wish list void of unrealistic expectations. After all, I knew not to ask for a college… Read more

August 4, 2016

“It was God’s will” is not a useful way to explain historical events. Read more

August 3, 2016

These Christian ‘science’ lessons don’t just teach Genesis literally, they do it badly. Read more

July 25, 2016

Religion is not worth opposing if it’s going to be replaced by something equally bad. Read more

July 7, 2016

Two of Jesus Camp’s most famous alumni share their current views. Read more

July 6, 2016

A former student of a private Christian school in England shares her memories. Read more

June 24, 2016

Evangelical prophecies about the End Times tell us the EU is the home of the Antichrist. So… good thing we left! Read more

June 22, 2016

A short story, written in the wake of the Orlando shootings though not about them, about homophobia and suicide in a conservative church. Read more

June 21, 2016

Fans of this most excellent blog will be delighted to learn that you can now have it stuffed in your face in various new ways! First up, Facebook has a cool new feature called Facebook Live, where I can do a live video and answer your questions. Some of you may have tuned in to see Andrew Copson of the British Humanist Association doing a Facebook Live broadcast for The Independent, and my Patheos colleague Dan Arel has done some… Read more

June 21, 2016

Some children never stop asking questions. I wish I’d been one of them. Read more


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