Myth or Method in Religious Education

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What will it take to renew people’s interest in religion as a subject of study, even if they don’t take it as a faith?

Being An Atheist Is Not A ‘White Thing’ And It’s Not A Bad Thing. I’m Proof Of That.

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Darrin Johnson decided that atheism was the right path for him. Here’s how.

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In this tight little poem, Hansa Bergwall captures the ambivalence some men feel towards religion.

I’m Not Anti-Christian, But Religion Shouldn’t Have A Place In Political Discussion

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This isn’t a slam on religion; it’s a call for inclusive political debate.

The Duality of Being a Gay Christian

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Being a gay Christian in Mississippi has meant a lot of soul-searching for Glenn Garner.

Dear Pope Francis, We Need to Talk About Gender

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When Pope Francis visits the USA in 2015, Warren Blumenfeld wants him to be ready to explore sex, gender, and family.

Reflections of a Catholic at a Congregationalist Church Camp: ‘We Are All Aliens”

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Ethan Keller describes his time as a counselor at a Congregationalist camp, and the impact that had on his life.

Julion Evans Doesn’t Get a Funeral

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Pastor T.W. Jenkins denies the grieving family of Julion Evans the right to a funeral.

Here’s What You Need to Know About Hell

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Seminary graduate N. C. Harrison discusses the enduring concept of hell.

Biography of a Heretic

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Daniel W.K. Lee challenges parental expectations and a son’s subtle pressure to conform.

A Dad’s Open Letter to Evangelicals Recruiting Kids at Playgrounds

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Rob Watson writes an open letter to a religious group who seeks to convert children. He knows what he is talking about—they recruited him when he was nine.

The Path of Acceptance vs. The Path of Rejection

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Eric Thomas talks about the impact of rejection or acceptance on gay teenaged boys.

‘Sharia’ Doesn’t Mean What You Probably Think It Does, America

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Salaam Bhatti debunks some of the most prevalent misunderstandings about Islam and oppression.

Is the U.S.A. Hooked on McMissions?

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The Standard American Diet of McMission style work propagates neo-imperial patterns. How can it change?

A Troll’s Quest: On Holly Fisher and Other Remoras

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In just a few days Holly Fisher has gained 23,000 Twitter followers, been featured in nearly every “news” source and has became, at once, an overnight darling and an overnight joke. But how did she do it?

Does The Koran Endorse Apostasy Laws?

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There is a lot of extremist speculation about Islamic Law. Kashif Chaudhry lays out the truth.