Caught in the Pulpit, pg 126
Apr 26, 2016 · 12 

As a former liberal Christian, I was particularly eager to understand liberal clergy. I was bothered by the negative response from some of them after our pilot study was published. They complained that we didn’t get it – that we saw things as black and white, just as fundamentalist Christians do, that we were missing …

Parenting Without God, pages 61-62
Apr 19, 2016 · 17 

Coming Out Atheist, pg 51
Apr 11, 2016 · 12 

Life Driven Purpose, pg 69
Apr 5, 2016 · 92 

Morality is not a code. It is a compass. A compass does not tell you where you are or where to go; it only shows you where north is. Think of north as the direction of less harm and south as more harm. If your action are heading more to the north, then you are …

From Apostle to Apostate, pg 59
Mar 29, 2016 · 11 

I recognize that I was very angry with the Church–not only for the indoctrination that I had experienced and the stack of falsehoods it had forced me to choke down, but also for the years I had spent sacrificing my own happiness so that I could be of service to its mandate. This experience has …

Why We Believe In God(s), pg 76
Mar 21, 2016 · 202 

Caught in the Pulpit, pg 197
Mar 15, 2016 · 8 

Clergy are taught to “meet people where they are.” So are psychotherapists. The difference is tat professionals are trained to care for people’s psychological health have a central responsibility to help people grow, and in particular to grow more independent of their counselors. In contrast, the central responsibility of clergy has been to comfort people, …

God Bless America, pgs 201-202
Mar 7, 2016 · 150