Live a Happier Life with a Free Mind

Today the issue of human wellbeing has become a major focus of social and political policymaking. This trend gained particular notice in 2012 when the United Nations General Assembly named the first day of spring... Read More

Humanist in the House An Interview with US Representative Jared Huffman, 2020 Humanist of the Year

The following is adapted (with permission) from my presentation of the Humanist of the Year Award to Rep. Huffman at the American Humanist Association’s 79th Annual Conference, “Distant but Together: A Virtual Celebration of Humanism,”... Read More

The Necessary Discomfort of Progress

ALLOW ME TO BEGIN with a story I’m embarrassed to tell. After my divorce some years ago, I dipped my toes into the tepid, algae-covered pool of online dating. Though it has its appeals, I... Read More

A Payout for All Their Houses The calamity of clandestine church bailouts during a pandemic

THE ADMINISTRATION of President Donald Trump has failed to halt the spread of the coronavirus or come to the aid of Americans falling ill from COVID-19 or suffering financially due to the widespread impact of... Read More

Racist Too Long: Measuring White Christianity An Interview with Robert P. Jones

THE ELECTION OF DONALD J. TRUMP as president of the United States brought to the forefront a politicized form of Christianity that combines white evangelicalism, white nationalism, and the prosperity gospel. However, as CEO and... Read More