Bring your “Self” to church

Bring your “Self” to church

I don’t go to church. I find going to church distracting. There’s not much value for me in going to church. Rather, I bring my Self to church. The difference is profound.

Absolutes and Evolution – The ethical evolution of Religion

Absolutes and Evolution – The ethical evolution of Religion

Creation is happening continuously and we’re at the start of our formation not at the end of it.

Ritual and the modern world.

Ritual and the modern world.

Long ago, in many traditions, people weren’t expected to know much about doctrine; religion was all about

Saying no to Church, but Yes to Jesus?

Saying no to Church, but Yes to Jesus?

Is the lingering importance of “Good Samaritan Jesus” for the religiously unaffiliated a yearning for a more ethically engaged, prophetic Christianity?

Does God reward faithful althletes?

Does God reward faithful althletes?

According to a recent Religion & Politics Tracking Survey, 48 percent of Americans agree that God rewards athletes who have faith with good health and success.

The One Theology Book Atheists should read.

The One Theology Book Atheists should read.

One reason that modern-day debates between atheists and religious believers are so bad-tempered, tedious and infuriating is that neither side invests much effort in figuring out what the other actually means when they use the word ‘God’.

Does the Internet Spell Doom for Organized Religion?

Does the Internet Spell Doom for Organized Religion?

As we head into a new year, the guardians of traditional religion are ramping up efforts to keep their flocks—or in crass economic terms, to retain market share. Some Christians have turned to soul searching while others have turned to marketing. Last fall, the LDS church spent millions on billboards, bus banners and Facebook ads touting “I’m a...

27% of Americans believe God plays role in sporting events

27% of Americans believe God plays role in sporting events

Less than a week before Super Bowl XLVII, nearly two-thirds of Americans say they are very (44%) or somewhat (22%) likely to watch the game this year. There are few divisions on this question by religious affiliation, age, or political affiliation; however, there are significant differences by race and gender. Black (78%) and white (69%) Americans are...

Love, does it mean what you think it means

Love, does it mean what you think it means

“…When Christians are told that God is love, but that “love” looks and feels like the opposite of what we know love to be (it’s angry, it’s emotionally unstable, it’s violent), it’s not a far journey to make for some leaders in churches to ALSO claim that their angry, unstable, and violent actions are “loving”....