Faith & Disbelief Archive

Quoted: Rumi on Woundedness and Light

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~ Rumi

Consider No Evil: Academic Freedom and Religious Higher Education

If you've wondered why theology plays such a prominent role in guiding and policing Christian higher education, then check out my new book, "Consider No Evil."

The Month My New Book Released and I Left My Full-Time Faculty Position

The Discarded Image is about accepting new ways of looking at the world; this month I did that by leaving my full-time faculty position.

3 for Thursday: 3 Lessons from that BuzzFeed Map on your Representative’s Religion

When a BuzzFeed map shows your religion controls the country's power-base, then it's time to stop complaining about persecution.

Will “Exodus: Gods and Kings” Sanitize Moses?

Evangelicals often want biblical movies that closely follow the text, but if "Exodus: Gods and Kings" does that, then this movie becomes unfit for families.

3 for Thursday: Three 15th-Century Depictions of the Terror of Hell

Three 15th-century depictions of the terror of hell show that fear is a powerful motivator and that hell has been a powerful factor in that for a long time.

Which Religion Takes the Silver Medal in Your State?

With 77 percent of Americans identifying as Christians, you might be wondering what religions take second place. Now you can find out.

Is Human Morality Found in Our Primate History? A Review of The Bonobo and the Atheist

In "The Bonobo and the Atheist," Frans de Waal challenges religion's top-down morality and explores the similarities of humans, chimps, and bonobos.
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