“Doubt Is A Sacred Space” — An excerpt from my book…

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Two very memorable articles about the changing demographics of our churches have been published recently. The first very memorable article was on CNN’s website. The headline read rather ominously, “Millennials leaving church in droves,” (millenials, of course, being those born between 1981 and 1997). The second very memorable article was published by The Daily Beast, and the headline said, “Half of Atheist Kids Wind Up Believing”. Believing in what? Well, in something greater than themselv...
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Is Humanism a Religion? (And more thoughts on religious privilege)

I just finished reading an article titled "Is Black Humanism a Religion" on the website belonging to the Society for U.S. Intellectual History. The writer says that he is "leaning toward categorizing black humanism as more a part of intellectual history than religious history,"-- a decision I understand, but with which I am not in total agreement. We tend to think of people who believe in God and people who don't believe in God as if they exist in two mutually exclusive worlds. I understand thi...
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For Those Who Believe Christianity and Atheism Are Irreconcilably Opposed…

I've revisited a book called Jesus for the Non-religious by John Shelby Spong this weekend as I prepare to write a lengthy personal credo for one of my theology classes. I continue to find his explanation of Christian Atheism extremely helpful as I work out my own theology of God, and would like to share it here for those of you who might be interested. It reads: The word "atheist" for starters, does not mean, as people commonly assume, one who asserts that there is no such thing as God. It mean...
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