Break on Through (To the Other Side)

Not long ago, I had a dream in which I rediscovered what it was like to believe in God — a dreamscape epiphany. It was gone when I woke, of course, but I half-remember the feeling of something &...

Blasphemy for God’s Sake

A struggling Christian who shall remain anonymous emailed me with some questions about how to understand his struggles with some of the ignoble content in the Bible. I thought they were worthwhile, so...

To Tell the Old, Old Story

Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles...

Bohemian Rhapsody

Marvin stood at the end of the bridge corridor. He was not in fact a particularly small robot. His silver body gleamed in the dusty sunbeams and shook with the continual barrage which the building was...

Building a Mystery

I recently referred to myself as a “postsecular atheist,” which I think might be fairly accurate if I knew what it meant. I’ve been wondering about that. Insisting that I’m tec...