Category Clergy Project

This Jameson Life: Free Thought Prophet Episode

I have to say, most of the podcasts I’ve done have been pretty straight-laced and serious, but I had an incredible amount of fun on July 10 when I sat down with my new Irish pals John Hamill and Seamus McGaffick for the latest episode of The Free Thought Prophet. The Jameson flowed freely and […]

Life Post-Faith: Humanize Me Episode

What a pleasure it was to sit down with Bart Campolo back on April 7th! Yes, Bart is the son of the evangelical legend Tony Campolo, and together they are coauthors of Why I Left, Why I Stayed: Conversations on Christianity Between an Evangelical Father and His Humanist Son. But more importantly, Bart is the […]

Tools for the Journey: Recovering from Religion Episode

My interview with RfR’s Scott and Emily where we discuss The Clergy Project and my new book The Rise and Fall of Faith.

Post-faith Clergy in Community: A Response to Albert Mohler on The Clergy Project

As the famed evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins once said of the world’s religious leaders, “It is hard to think of any other profession which it is so near to impossible to leave.” These words begin a welcome letter that Dawkins wrote to The Clergy Project’s charter group of fifty-two participants as its private online forum launched […]

Momentum Together: Meet The Clergy Project’s New President :)

I must say, I’m pretty damned excited for my newest adventure. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, read on. I lay it all out below in the first edition of a new TCP newsletter that debuted today and is written for participants in our Online Community of Forums. I share it with all of you […]

The Story of The Clergy Project

As I’m guessing almost everyone reading this already knows—but I’ll state it again just to make sure—I volunteer my time as the communications director at The Clergy Project. And given the incredibly lean all-volunteer staff that we have at TCP, being communications director means I do a lot of things single-handedly. One project that’s been occupying […]

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 […]

2-Day Offer: My New e-Book FREE!

Well, there it goes. The end of 2015. And now here we are at the beginning of its replacement. And so I have a question for you. It’s the kind of question that I suppose we hear a lot this time of year. No, I’m not asking you what your resolutions are. Though that may […]

Disillusionist: A New Blog in Town

There’s a new blog in town. A member of The Clergy Project is preparing to come out publicly as an atheist over the course of this next year. But apparently he’s not your typical closeted atheist pastor. According to the first post of his new blog, he’s a well known evangelist who’s traveled the world […]

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 […]

Catherine Dunphy & The Clergy Project

Wednesday afternoon, I locked the door to my Uptown apartment, and slid down the elevator on my way to a quick shift at the steakhouse. On my way out the front door, I stopped to check my mailbox, and that’s the moment I saw it. Right there waiting for me in my little mail slot […]