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In the book When Prophecy Fails, Leon Festinger chronicles an American cult from the middle part of the 20th century. Led by a housewife named Marian Keech, the cult members were big-time doomsayers, predicting that the world was about to […]

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From a reader: Jason, I used to subscribe to your blog before Beliefnet. I loved the blend of funny and serious that you had. Frankly (and only because you asked), I got really tired of your posts after your move […]

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Today’s conversion story comes from Trav Fecht, who described herself to me as “a 56-year-old wife and mom with a male name.” Recently Trav has undergone a distinct conversion in worship preferences, rethinking the contemporary music and casual atmosphere of […]

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My friend Bryan Allain is knee-deep in a new coaching venture called BlogRocket, which is designed to help bloggers improve their blogs and grow their readership. Because I know many of my readers maintain their own blogs, I asked Bryan […]

Today’s conversion story is from Christy, who due to the nature of her experience and family situation (keep reading) has requested that I not use her last name. Christy transitioned from a fundamentalist Christian childhood to a socially active, progressive […]

Last week, writer and editor Jon M. Sweeney published a thought-provoking essay about religious doubt in the Huffington Post. Sweeney is a publisher at Paraclete Press and the author of the new Verily, Verily, a book about the King James […]

I don’t usually embed videos on this blog — it’s something I usually reserve for Twitter or Facebook links. But this footage is stunning. You think of a tsunami as one big influx of water, but this just keeps coming […]

A self-interview: ———————– So…shouldn’t you, like, be posting something about Rob Bell’s event in New York City with Lisa Miller? The launch of the “Love Wins” book tour? Probably. Why do you ask? Because your earlier thoughts about Bell’s book […]

Today’s conversion story isn’t a conversion from one faith to another, but rather a “de-conversion” from confident teenage Christianity to atheism. It comes from Ryan Hadley, a tech ninja from Colorado. —————- Bio: I’m Ryan. I live in Longmont, Colorado, […]

Today is Ash Wednesday, which means it’s the first day of the Lenten season for Christians around the world. I thought it might be best to relay my thoughts about Lent in a self-interview format…just because it’s been awhile since […]

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