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Why doubting the Bible is good for Christians

As a professional observer of American religion, I am fascinated by how people decide which biblical stories must be understood as literal accounts of historical events and which may be interpreted as mythic, metaphorical or exaggerated.<p>Easter, of course, is the Big Miracle. Though religious belief …

Faith

God Is No Thing by Rupert Shortt review – an excellent response to New Atheism

In one of his letters, CS Lewis repeats the story of an earnest atheistical school teacher instructing her young charges that all forms of animal life derived from the higher apes, under the impression that she was teaching them Darwinism. The anecdote is probably too good to be true, but it is a …

Atheism

A New Documentary Will Show the Relationship Between a Famous Christian Pastor and His Atheist Son

March 8, 2016 by Hemant Mehta<p>Last year, I had the chance to talk to former evangelical preacher (and current Humanist chaplain) <b>Bart Campolo</b> — and it …

Michael Bird: how a zealous atheist became a highly recognized Christian scholar

Throughout the month of February, this column will be featuring stories of noted atheists who experienced dramatic shifts in their views, eventually …

Atheism

'GOD' for Atheists (and an Expanded, Scientific Definition of God for Everyone Else)

As many celebrate the Christmas season and the coming of a New Year, maybe there's a way we can, indeed, bring atheists and theists and the disparate factions and religions together on our little planet.<p>And, instead of focusing on the old definitions of "God", that many reject, or on how …

Faith

Behind NatGeo’s Search For God In Religion And Science

Brain Games and The Story of God tackle existential angst and the intersection of religion, culture, and neuroscience.<p>An exploration of the world’s cultures isn’t complete without examining their relationship to the divine. This season, two National Geographic series undertake that mission:<p><i>Brain</i> …

Faith

How to Be an Atheist

A “skeptic by temperament and training,” Mitch Stokes understands how one could be skeptical about religion. Yet he’s dumbfounded as to how atheists …

The End of Atheism?

In January of 2014, after a long, 19-year career as a Seventh-day Adventist pastor, three theological degrees, and the slow liberalization of my belief system, I began a personal exploration of atheism that I called, Year Without God. I set out to understand the world without my "god glasses" on. …

Pope Francis: atheists who follow their consciences will be welcome in Heaven

The Pope's message, contained in an open letter, is more directed to the faithful than the nonbelievers, and is a repudiation of millennias' worth of …

024 – You are stardust and to stardust you will return

on February 10 | in Blog, Podcast | by Ryan Bell | with No Comments<p>This week Ryan shares personally about how the Christian practice of Lent can have …

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