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The Power of Good Rituals.

Reading Time: 10 minutes Yesterday I found myself attending to an age-old ritual that actually works, and I was thinking about how different my experience with it was from the ones I performed as a Christian. It starts with bacon, as most wondrous things do in my world.

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A Little Bit Like Mourning: So Much For Your Happy Ending

Reading Time: 10 minutes Losing one’s faith can feel a lot like mourning the passing of a loved one. There’s so much emotion bound up in a deconversion that it can be hard to unpack exactly what’s happening. I’ve been thinking about the topic lately because we’ve been touching on the topic in comments here and there. Strangely, it was an old song that really crystallized and solidified some of my thoughts.

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Speaking Out Against Misogyny

Reading Time: 10 minutes In the wake of the Mark Driscoll fiasco, the Christian policing act has already begun. And I wanted to spend a little time today sharing why I think this policing act needs to stop, and why the fallout of this drama is such an important indicator of a group’s health and potential usefulness to humanity. […]

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Speaking Out

Reading Time: 10 minutes (Content notice: Religious abuse, and atheists being raging misogynists.) In the wake of the Mark Driscoll fiasco, the Christian policing act has already begun. And I wanted to spend a little time today sharing why I think this policing act needs to stop, and why the fallout of this drama is such an important indicator […]

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That Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Reading Time: 9 minutes A few days ago, I was watching a Christopher Hitchens video. In it, a Christian asked him why he spoke out like he did against Christianity’s overreach. Right then, I realized that vocal non-Christians get asked that a lot. Christians certainly ask me that question! It’s one of their favorite silencing tactics. So today I want to talk about why I speak out like I do. Spoiler: It’s because of love.