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Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

As I grew up in the 1990s, few hours of television were as sacrosanct to me as Quantum Leap. I was already a lover...

Why Atheism Kills Community

David Goodhew Atheism kills community. Secularism has risen in the West, alongside acute loneliness and the hollowing out of many communal practices. This is not...

Godless Worlds: John Gray and Atheism

Gray, though consistently anti-utopian, is not necessarily nihilistic.

The Virgin Birth and the Liberal Tradition

Many people seem not to realize that there is such a thing as liberal tradition.

How to Be Religious

Being religious indicates something very basic: recognizing God as creator and responding with gratitude.

The Dread Spirit of the Age

This bundle of ideas — nihilism, atheism, the need to create our values, the reduction of everything to power — lies behind much that is deeply problematic in our time.

Atheists at prayer for Christmas

Spencer Case: “Dear God, I have come to the conclusion you probably don’t exist, but I’ve also come to the conclusion that any one view I hold may turn out to be mistaken, however unlikely the odds seem.”

The Church and human rights: Michael Ignatieff on idolatry

Churches face difficult decisions on matters of human rights because some discussions of the topic, like Ignatieff’s, present an alternative moral worldview with which Christians have overlapping concerns.

TBT: ‘A Christmas Note’

Christmas tells us of a loving God who created the wonderful universe. Its wonder staggers the imagination. But when man had lost his way, God sent his Son to call us back to the glory he had in mind when he created us. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will to men.”

Maclean’s, apathy, and (the agony of) Canada’s unbelief

I have sometimes complained that it is very difficult to stir up a proper theological controversy in Canada. Maclean's magazine did its best by publishing a skeptical article during Holy Week.


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