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    In which evolution makes me wonder about church

    Dear friends, Please check out these videos, hosted by yours truly. They have not yet been officially released but you’re hereby invited to take a sneak peek. The video above is the first of four I have worked on with Andrew Root, Tony Jones, David Wood, and the good people at Imago Creative. All four are now up […]

    My testimony

    Ambrogio da Bergognone, Ordination of St Augustine, c. 1510 I was ordained into the gospel ministry yesterday at First Baptist Church Decatur. My gratefulness to everyone who attended, who played instruments, who sang, who read poetry, who spoke, who prayed, who worked the board, who set up the reception, who baked, who ate cookies, who cleaned […]

    So this Muslim walks into a Baptist church

    Reza Aslan Living in Decatur, Georgia is interesting. You’ve heard of Decatur, of course; Atlanta is just one of its many suburbs. It is home to many wonderful eating and drinking establishments. It is walkable. It is family friendly. It has decent schools. And it’s a great place for book nerds to live; the annual […]

    No place to call home: on Richard Dawkins’ academy, atheists in church, and the emptiness of scientism

    Edward Hopper, Dauphinee House, 1932. It’s good to have a home, physical and otherwise. Image source: Museum Syndicate Back in September, I wrote an article for Religion Dispatches about Richard Dawkins’ refusal to teach atheism — his own view — to kids. Of all the things out there with my name on it, it is […]


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