Category Bible

If History Is Fun: My Ordination’s Doctrinal Statement

If you think history can be fun, I have an exciting something for you. If you may find yourself enthused with religious history in particular, hold onto your proverbial hat. And if you enjoy digging into the backgrounds of deconverted religious leaders, then oh my shit, prepare to lose yours.  So I thought it would be […]

On Rational Doubt Blog: Vacation Bible School

Remember Vacation Bible School?Otherwise known simply as VBS? It’s that time-honored tradition that nearly every church in American seems to perform each year while students all across the country are on Summer Vacation from their public school systems. You’d be invited by the local church on your block to run up the street every day […]

Dr. Jenna Jacobs Gets Taken to the Woodshed; And Others Too

I am rejoicing right now in a grand appreciation for logic and wit. And it all began as I stumbled upon a video placed on my Facebook newsfeed. Given my fond affection for The West Wing and the good reputation my friend has for sharing great content, I pushed play and sat with eager anticipation. By the end of […]

They Spoke in Such a Way: How Evangelism Training Undermines the Faith

  You’re likely to have seen a banner such as this flying boldly over certain corners of the Social Media Universe: “I’ve studied the Bible. And that’s why I’m an atheist.” And sure enough, my own experience has proven this fascinating little claim over again and again, and from many angles. But just one of […]

A Biblical Atheism

I may be an atheist. But at least I’m a biblical one. According to the breed of Christian faith that I once held to, it is a dangerous thing to rely on personal experience. You see, all that stuff, feelings, emotions, observations witnessed via the five senses, even the logic used by our minds to […]