Why I’m a Conservative

Evangelical Christians often make the charge that those who do not share their theological commitments are “liberals,” while claiming the domain of “conservatism” for themselve...

Video Interview: Thom Meets Callid

At the 2010 American Academy of Religion conference in Atlanta, I had the pleasure of meeting Callid Keefe-Perry, a fascinating guy with an infectious verve. Callid asked to interview me with his new-...

Jesus of Montreal

Jesus of Montreal is a film about a play about Jesus of Nazareth. Upon returning from extended travels in the east, an out-of-work Montreal theatre actor, Daniel Coulombe, is commissioned by a Catholi...

Joseph: The First Socialist Dictator

One of the greatest enemies Judaism and Christianity have ever known has undoubtedly been socialism. Socialism threatens the very moral fabric of our society. It oppresses the masses with heavy taxati...

Theodicky (Repost)

[In light of the recent events in Japan, and of some of the reaction I’ve seen from Christians who want to exploit this as an opportunity to preach about hell, an old post of mine has unfortunat...

an [ad hoc] Interview with Thom

My interview with Steve Douglas, Matthew Raymer and Travis Jacobs from [ad hoc] Christianity is now online. Click here to go to the [ad hoc] Christianity Podcast blog page for our interview. To direct...

Subverting the Sacred

Introduction After briefly situating sociologist and theologian Ali Shariʿati historically and geopolitically within the context of pre-revolutionary Iran in the 1960s and 70s, this paper will procee...

Nick Fiedler Interviews Thom Stark

My interview with Nick Fiedler from the Nick and Josh Podcast is now online. There’s a few minutes of humorous banter between Nick and Josh before the interview gets going. We talk about my book...