What Happens After People Leave the Church?

2 Jan

Introduction Have you left the church behind? Are you a “post-Christian,” whatever that may mean? According to a 2016 Pew Research poll of 35,000 American adults, statistics indicate that the population of self-identified “Christians” has dropped significantly. The last time … Read More »

50: Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life Without Religion (with Karen Garst) Part 2

24 Nov

Part 2 of my wide-ranging and though-prvoking conversation with Karen Garst, “The Faithless Feminist,” continues in this episode. For those undergoing a process of discovery and deconstruction of their inherited belief systems–particularly coming out of a fundamentalist or conservative religious … Read More »

49: Women Beyond Belief: Discovering Life without Religion (with Karen Garst) Part 1

17 Nov

“Religion contributes to–or directly causes–gender inequality.” Particularly in the case of women, this statement is certainly true–both historically, and even now in terms of religions. Women have been marginalized, oppressed, shunned, vilified, and more by a variety of religions, and … Read More »