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?


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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



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


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


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.