Reading Time: 8 minutes One of the few remaining marketing claims Christians can (sometimes) use honestly involves the social and community-building functions of church affiliation. If someone was really intensely involved in their church, leaving it can feel like they’ve severed their entire sense of belonging and community! But even that claim is constantly being questioned and rejected. Recently, […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes As church attendance continues to plummet in the UK, Black churches buck the trend. Is there something seculars can learn from their success?
Reading Time: 4 minutes When I was a teen, there is nothing I would have loved more than to be in a secular youth group. I wasn’t in a religious youth group, but from what I’ve heard, I didn’t miss much besides purity culture, bad Christian rock music, and suppressed teen hormones. But what if there was a youth […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes One unspoken tenet of anti-theist discourse is that we are limited by the religious stories at the core of our culture. For that slice of the nonreligious spectrum, it’s not enough not to believe, personally, in a god. The nature of religion poses a narrative problem that anti-theists feel must be confronted at every turn. […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes I’m a huge fan of mutual uplift. What’s the point of having a platform if it’s not being used to raise up others, too? Why should we reinforce a culture that loves putting individuals on unsustainable pedestals, when we can celebrate excellence in healthier ways? Many “nones” detest religious cults of personality, but we all […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Atheist and secular groups and individuals need to shift their emphasis to remain relevant in the MAGA era.
Reading Time: 5 minutes What this secular space might do to improve the state of sociopolitical discourse for us all.
Reading Time: 3 minutes White evangelicals are the most prejudiced group in the United States, but they’re on the decline, and progressive “nones” are rising.
Reading Time: 4 minutes How long after the fact should a person’s unethical behavior be a legitimate subject of criticism? One atheist group says the answer is eleven months.
Reading Time: 5 minutes America is on the cusp of change, and atheists and agnostics are on the leading edge.