How God Went Global Via Jonah

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The takeaway message of The Book of Jonah is this: my god—the sky god known as Jehovah—is no longer a local god found on Mount Sinai. My god’s going global!

Death Penalty: Is Capital Punishment Morally Justified?

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A 2010 poll by Lake Research Partners found that a clear majority of voters (61%) would choose a punishment other than the death penalty for murder. So why is this punishment still an option?

The Universe as Cosmic Enabler

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We’re all here today because of mistakes we didn’t pay for. We’ve all dodged a thousand bullets to get to where we are today. And if we’re around next year, it’ll be because we dodged dozens more.

Group Polarization Can Change the World?

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If you actually want to change and communicate with the world, you need to talk with people who disagree on a regular basis. John Faithful Hamer shows us how.

Jesus Doesn’t Text and the Buddha Hasn’t Tweeted Yet

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Jeremy McKeen remembers the mustard seed of faith that almost was.  — “Between the Pope and air conditioning,” says Harry Block of Woody Allen’s 1997 Deconstructing Harry, “I’d choose air conditioning.” The Pope, however, does have a castle. And cool outfits. But the sentiment of that quote, that in our modern age an individual would choose science, […]

Why We Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Use the “A” Word

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Believing you only get one life gives you more to live for, not less.

Why This Minister Stopped Using The Bible as a Defense

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The Bible has been used to defend every imaginable belief, so what authority does it really have?

“The Ladykillers” Will Bring You Back to God

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With Tom Hanks in the lead, Rich Monetti says the Coen Brothers’ film kills the presumption that we control our destinies.

I Support Marriage Equality AND Religious Freedom

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Shanna Anderson believes there is room for religion AND equal rights.

God(s), Same-Sex Marriage, and the Colossal Joke

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Warren Blumenfeld looks at how differently people within the same religion view homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Is God sending mixed messages?

Surfing: Embracing the Open Palm of God

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James Robbie writes about the joys of surfing and the greater force behind the powerful waves.

Hands

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A lesson in perception, from an unexpected source.

If Jesus Returned to the People Again

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… only atheists would believe in him.

In-Between “Racialized” Category of European-Heritage Jews

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Warren Blumenfeld explains why race is a continuum — not a simple line with “white” on one side and “people of color” on the oth

Why I Would Never Circumcise My Son

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As a feminist, I believe in consent and autonomy for all bodies — not just women’s bodies.

Religious Freedom and Sexual Discrimination

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Australia has an apparent conflict between religious freedom and sexual anti-discrimination legislation.