Blessed are the disillusioned Read more
Your Body as a Billboard

One of the key ideas of my book, The Divine Commodity, is the reduction of sacred things to commodities. A

Read More
Generation of Sarcasm

A poll conducted by Time Magazine has revealed that The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart is the most trusted news anchor

Read More
Superman, Christ, and Choice

One of the most popular blog posts I’ve written was a theological exploration of evil through the lens of the

Read More
Japan’s Hidden Christians

I learned something interesting today. Japan’s prime minister Taro Aso is a Christian. That’s fairly remarkable given that the country’s

Read More
My Real/Fake Interview on Consumerism

Back in May I spoke at a conference in Portland, Oregon. Among other things I did a seminar based on

Read More
Atheism Has Fundamentalists Too

Popular “New Atheists” like Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins and proving to be controversial reformers among faithful atheists. In a

Read More
The Coming Evangelical Collapse

Michael Spencer has written a very sobering article in The Christian Science Monitor. The entire piece is worth reading. An

Read More
Slave Labor & Bible Covers

This story comes from Change.org:In 2007, a case of crucifixes purchased by St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York was traced back to

Read More
Interfaith Leadership Conference

Today I’m at Northwestern University to speak at the “Leadership for a Religiously Diverse World” conference hosted by the Interfaith

Read More