Detail from a drawing of <em>Lesende Mönche</em>, a sculpture by Ernst Barlach. All drawings by the author.

What Proofs about God Really Prove

Beyond the yes-or-no question.

Definitely not African.

Adam and Eve or Bust

You’ve probably heard about Professor John R. Schneider, who lost his job at Calvin College, a Christian school, for claiming that Adam and Eve could not have been real people.…

Ken Ham at the Creation Museum.

Open Letter to Ken Ham

Dear Mr. Ham, Thank you very much for your interest in my book, Paradise Lust: Searching for the Garden of Eden, which was reviewed this weekend in the Wall Street Journal. It…

Killing the Buddha

Let There Be Pixels…

In the beginning, there was 8-bit animation. Just in time for B’resheet, find out what God used to do with His infinite time:

Killing the Buddha

When God Created Pigeons

When God created pigeons he probably thought: Man needs a flying crap vacuum as he reached down into his big bag of rocks and took his Bubbalicious bubblegum out of…

The Great Heresy

Regions of the Great Heresy

At the 92nd Street Y tonight, I joined KtB author Ann Neumann for a lecture by the Israeli novelist David Grossman on Bruno Schulz. Jonathan Safran Foer, in turn, introduced…