God’s Not Dead, He’s Just Fragile: In Which Science Upsets the Newsboys

When I was a Christian, I often encountered this uncomfortable feeling. Although I believed that you couldn’t put God in a petri dish or a test tube, and that science couldn’t tell me whether he was real or not, I was still disturbed by certain scientific findings, because they suggested that God didn’t interact with the world in the way I and my co-religionists thought he did. … More God’s Not Dead, He’s Just Fragile: In Which Science Upsets the Newsboys

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Shut Up and Think: How Prayer can Bring Peace or be a Burden

Fraser’s approach to prayer is the one we reach for in a time of collective fear and stress – but it would be dishonest to pretend that this aspect of prayer is all prayer is… and as a former Christian, I find it ironic that Fraser’s description of what prayer is not, is essentially what I and so many others have been taught to believe that prayer IS in fact. … More Shut Up and Think: How Prayer can Bring Peace or be a Burden

Meaning and Morality: Thoughts After Watching the Debate Between William Lane Craig and Shelly Kagan

The discussion made me think about some things: Meaning and morality, the priorities we hold, and the different ways I thought about them both pre- and post-deconversion. … More Meaning and Morality: Thoughts After Watching the Debate Between William Lane Craig and Shelly Kagan

Explain THAT, Then: Unreasonable Demands for Evidence of Atheism

Upon hearing this question, though, something struck me for the first time: when I was a Christian I was never asked to explain my beliefs to other Christians so that they could weigh whether my reason for believing was adequate. Every reason for believing in Jesus was adequate, as long as you believed. … More Explain THAT, Then: Unreasonable Demands for Evidence of Atheism