The Great Debate

This month saw a landmark debate between one of my favorite scientists, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and one of my least favorite creationists, Ken Ham the Creation Museum Guy. While I don’t think many converts were won to either side, I admit to enjoying the very idea of such a debate. As someone who...

Even If Morgan Freeman Played You in the Movie…

I have been a fan of Nelson Mandela since the 1980s, when he was nothing more to me than a lyric in a catchy dance tune. So I find no fault with those who are lining up to laud this incredible man and his legacy. One British journalist thinks you can’t go too far with praise for Mandela. Writing for...

Atheists Have Something to Believe In

Pope Francis is riding a wave of unprecedented (at least recently) approval. His comments seem to signal a new attitude toward people previously marginalized. He asks us all to focus on the Gospel instead of more divisive social issues. And his latest photo op? Genius. Also very Jesus. Perhaps most exciting...

What a Difference a Word Makes!

“Omit needless words.” The mantra of Strunk and White has always been near and dear to this editor’s heart, but the ever-pithy Twitter has found a way to make needless words very attractive. My favorite iteration is the now-trending #AddaWordRuinaChristianBook. Clever contributors have offered tweaks...

Terror in the Umbrian Hills

Fans of St. Francis know that he was famous for his love of all creation, especially our feathered, finned, and furry friends. That’s why the latest news out of Italy is particularly disturbing. “Charlie,” a two-foot-tall pony (one of the smallest ever) has been kidnapped and held for...

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