Five Rational Arguments Why God (Very Probably) Exists by Robert H. Nelson. The question of whether a God exists is heating up in the 21st century. According to a Pew survey, the percentage of Americans having no religious affiliation reached […]
Science Mike Building a “Christian Science” Liturgy for the Nones by D. Ashley Campbell. “We’re iPhone carrying apes from Mars,” Mike McHargue said to a crowded church auditorium in Denver on a warm September evening. The sweaty crowd laughed, and […]
Study Contends There Are Twice as Many Atheists in America as Polls Show by Philip Perry. The mayor of San Antonio, Ivy Taylor, made headlines recently during a mayoral candidate forum. She was asked about systemic generational poverty in her […]
Douthat’s Wager: Go to Church, Even If You Don’t Believe by Jonathan Malesic. If you are a secular liberal who made your twice-yearly trip to church on Easter Sunday, you took an important step toward improving your life, your political […]
God in the Machine: My Strange Journey into Transhumanism by Meghan O’Gieblyn. After losing her faith, a former evangelical Christian felt adrift in the world. She then found solace in a radical technological philosophy – but its promises of immortality […]
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Libertarian Atheists by Rachel Lu. Libertarians may miss certain cultural nuances that traditionalists are able to see, but the reverse is also true. In this moment of political transition, we should […]
Atheism, the Computer Model by Michael Fitzgerald. Big data meets history to forecast the rise and fall of religion. More.
The Atheists Struggling to Find Therapists in the Bible Belt by Angela Almeida. The rise of faith-based counseling in America’s most Christian regions has brought the clash over religious liberties to the therapist’s couch. More.
How To Laugh At God by Stephen Akey. It’s hard to know exactly what moment we occupy in regard to the New Atheism and its concomitant backlash. Are we in the backlash of the backlash? Or the backlash of the […]
An Evangelical Pastor On Reaching The Religiously Unaffiliated by Carol Kuruvilla. Rev. Timothy Keller spent nearly 30 years reaching out to skeptics in New York City. Here’s what he’s learned. More.
What Humanists Worry about Most by Patrick Hudson. Last week the American Humanist Association polled its Facebook followers on what their major concerns about the Trump administration are. The choices boiled down to women’s reproductive rights, climate change, religious freedom, […]
Larry Taunton discusses the “fierce denunciations by a number of the so-called New Atheists” to his recent book, The Faith of Christopher Hitchens: The Restless Soul of the World’s Most Notorious Atheist.
The Atheist Paradox by Adam Roberts. Now that Christianity is the dominant religion on the planet, it is unbelievers who have most in common with Christ. More.
The Changing Nature of America’s Irreligious Explained by Richard Flory. A recent survey of the religious profile of the 115th Congress revealed that despite the increase in the number of Americans who claim no religious affiliation, members of Congress are […]
Religiously Serious, Thoughtfully Secular by Randy Boyagoda. I had a student’s complete attention. This is a rare prize for a professor, never mind for a dean standing at center court. I had been invited to the varsity field house to […]
PD reviews The Catholic Enlightenment: The Forgotten History of a Global Movement by Ulrich L. Lehner.
Building Secularity via Religious Revival and The “Patrimonialization” of Religion by Geneviève Zubrzycki. While crude secularization theories predicting the end of religion have, in response to strong criticism, been refined to be less ideologically driven, more empirically accurate, and theoretically […]
CT reviews Village Atheists: How America’s Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation by Leigh Eric Schmidt.
Emma Green interviews Leigh Eric Schmidt, author of the new book, Village Atheists: How America’s Unbelievers Made Their Way in a Godly Nation. You can read an excerpt here. (pdf)
Is It Possible to Measure Supernatural or Paranormal Phenomena? by Michael Shermer. The history of science has beheld the steady replacement of the paranormal and the supernatural with the normal and the natural. Weather events once attributed to the supernatural […]