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Why I Hired a Sensitivity Reader

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you’ve been reading my novel Commonwealth, you’ve seen that the protagonist, Rae Robinson, is a biracial woman. (This intentionally isn’t stated until several chapters in, in a line of dialogue where it comes up naturally, because I hate that cliche where the character sees themself in a mirror.) This was a choice I made […]

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My Next Book

Reading Time: < 1 minute I’m nearly finished with my review of The Fountainhead. There’s just three more chapters to cover, and I’ll do a brief review of the 1949 movie version. Between this series and Atlas Shrugged, I think I’ve given Ayn Rand enough time and attention. After I finish this one, I’m not planning to review any of […]

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Friday Night Music: Love is Dead

Reading Time: < 1 minute On their third album, the Scottish electropop trio Chvrches delivers a grimmer, more defiant, more pessimistic verdict on the world’s problems, including songs that allude to religious hypocrisy, inequality and the European refugee crisis. I’m all for it: I’ve been listening to this album a lot while I’m writing my next book. (Did I say […]

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Meta Book Tour: Speaking in NYC Next Week!

Reading Time: < 1 minute As part of my speaking tour with Andrew Murtagh for our joint book Meta, Andrew is coming to my home turf next week for an event at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Dr. Massimo Pigliucci, Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York, will be our moderator for the evening. The […]

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Edmonton Event Details

Reading Time: 2 minutes This week, I’m appearing in Edmonton, Canada for a double-header event with Andrew Murtagh. We’ll be discussing our book Meta, and exploring the clash between our respective religious and atheist worldviews, in a friendly, freewheeling debate. Come see the spectacle of a philosophically inclined Christian and a secular humanist disagreeing politely while remaining friends! Each […]

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Weekend Coffee: March 31

Reading Time: 2 minutes • First up, don’t forget – I’ll be at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada on April 5 and 6 with Andrew Murtagh, speaking about our new book Meta, a dialogue between atheist and Christian worldviews. If you live in the area, come out for a night of friendly debate and stimulating conversation! • […]

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Weekend Coffee: January 20

Reading Time: 2 minutes • Obligatory self-promotion: My new book Meta: On God, the Big Questions, and the Just City, an atheist/Christian dialogue written together with Andrew Murtagh, is now available on Amazon Kindle. Check it out! We’re also planning a book tour with speaking events to be announced soon, so stay tuned. • If you’re an atheist who […]

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My New Book – Meta: On God, the Big Questions, and the Just City

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you missed my earlier announcements in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, here’s a reminder going into 2018: My book with Andrew Murtagh, Meta: On God, the Big Questions, and the Just City (An Uncommon Exchange), has been officially released! As you may know, Andrew is an unconventional, philosophically inclined Christian. This […]

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