Reading Time: 7 minutes Do you remember the film Snowpiercer ? You might recall the director, Bong Joon-ho, from Parasite, which famously depicted a lower-class family’s infiltration of an upper-class household. But class has always been a key consideration in his work, and it shows up in the former, too. Today, as I introduce the idea of Global Humanist […]
How secular rituals can give our lives meaning: An interview with Sasha Sagan
Reading Time: 6 minutes The late astronomer Carl Sagan once wrote in his book Contact, “For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love.” It’s only fitting, then, that his daughter Sasha Sagan has carried on his legacy with her own book focusing on secular rituals that provide meaning in our lives. In this exclusive […]
A review of “The Body Is Not An Apology”
Reading Time: 5 minutes As a body scholar and feminist, I hunger for ways to explore and inhabit our bodies that are not bound by shame, and Sonya Renee Taylor’s book delivers exactly that.
A Tale of Two Evangelical Definitions
Reading Time: 5 minutes The evangelicals who want to focus on the Bebbington definition find themselves having to deal with their more aggressive, more willfully-ignorant, and more power-maddened brethren who are operating more along the lines Kristin Du Mez has outlined.
The Jesus obsession in ‘The Great Divorce’
Reading Time: 11 minutes By the time I joined evangelicalism (in the mid-1980s), I learned to feel downright guilty for not injecting enough Jesus-ification into my life. I couldn’t just read a fantasy novel for the sake of it, go to a movie, or enjoy music that didn’t mention Jesus even once.
The Strawman Ghosts of ‘The Great Divorce’
Reading Time: 12 minutes When Christians write parables or allegories, they never worry about their characters not acting like people at all. That’s not the point of the story. The story is meant only as a framework to use to defeat strawmen.
‘The Great Divorce’ Horrified Me (Review)
Reading Time: 8 minutes Today, let’s review The Great Divorce — and get an idea of how its ideas have unfortunately infested Christians’ thinking today.
How to talk sense with a science denier
Reading Time: 6 minutes This book will guide you through all those *other* Facebook comment threads.
Book review: ‘The Kindly Ones’
Reading Time: 2 minutes FOLLOWING the success of his first book Life as a Kite, clerical abuse survivor Cliff James, above – featured in this report – recently published The Kindly Ones. The Kindly Ones is a disturbing and gripping dystopian novel set in a post apocalypse time with the backdrop of the breakdown of social, ecological and economic […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes I am due to be away for a week next week across the water from my house to the Isle of Wight and, sod’s law, there is no wi-fi in the accommodation. I mean, what kind of world are we living in?! We’ve been cooped up forever and need a break. I’ll try and schedule […]