Terror in Paris Putting Charlie Hebdo in Context and Looking for a Way Out

ON JANUARY 7, 2015, two heavily armed men walked into the Paris offices of a satirical magazine called Charlie Hebdo (in English, Weekly Charlie) and methodically murdered twelve people, including the magazine’s editor, Stéphane Charbonnier... Read More

A Humanist Economics Louis Kelso and the Hope of Broadened Ownership

THOMAS PIKETTY grabbed the world’s attention last year with his magnum opus, Capital in the Twenty-first Century. In hundreds of pages of dense prose and statistics, Piketty delivers a mountain of proof for what most... Read More

The Humanist Interview with Ryan J. Bell From Seventh-day Adventist to a Year without God, a Former Pastor Embraces Humanism

Ryan J. Bell was raised in the Seventh-day Adventist tradition and spent nearly twenty years as a pastor—the last eight as senior pastor at the Hollywood Adventist Church in California. In March of 2013 he... Read More

Savior? Shaman? Myth? Ink Blot? Why Christianity's Main Man Remains so Elusive

DURING A DECIDEDLY staid Presbyterian wedding ceremony some years back, I passed the time reading the Gospel of Matthew from the Bible sitting before me in the pew. And I was struck by something I’d... Read More

Getting Humanism Right-Side Up A Reality-Based “Mattering Map” and Alternative Humanist Manifesto

WHAT IS HUMANISM? Some say it’s a godless worldview, a philosophy free of supernaturalism. But humanism is both more and less than that. More, because it is about affirming what we do believe, not just... Read More