William Lane Craig, from his July 2013 email newsletter.

7 Habits of a Highly Effective Philosopher

Life lessons from the Christian apologist William Lane Craig.

Clouds and light facing west down the Beagle Channel. Photo by author.

The End of the Earth

Bringing the gospel where it isn’t really wanted.

Newark Peace Education Summit

War and Peace in Newark

On my way into the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, an agent of the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service made me take my camera out of my bag. “It’s a common ruse to pack C4 into a camera,” the agent told me, inspecting the device. Ruses in Newark are becoming increasingly common. Last November, a tight…

Harold Camping.

The Man Behind Judgment Day

An interview with Harold Camping, predictor of the end of the world.

Tom Evans. Photo by author.

Dead-End Job

Meet the publicist for the May 21st apocalypse.

Killing the Buddha

A Cabbie Made Anxious by Churches

My roommate came home late last night and left me an email saying, simply, “just had a cab ride from this guy:”


E-Cards for the Left Behind

So suppose one day you wake up and all your Christian friends have mysteriously gone missing. It’s creepy, and everyone around you is trying to figure out what the heck is going on. Luckily, a few days later you check your email to find you have received the following letter: Dear Friend; This message has…


Terence, the Messiah

It has been a while since we’ve been contacted by a Chosen One. It used to happen fairly often, but the stream has tapered off some in recent months. That’s why we’re thrilled to hear from Terence today, who not only has the ONE TRUE FAITH, he IS it. Lucky. This is just one small…

"Westboro Baptist Church outside ADL offices" by k763 via Flickr

The Magnetic Poetry of Fred Phelps

How a onetime civil rights lawyer learned that God hates fags.

Killing the Buddha

Speck, Meet Log

In response to Becky Garrison’s recent dispatch, “Who Will Save Manhattan?” KtB contributor Daniel Silliman wrote in with a livid reply that takes on not only Becky but the culture of the magazine itself. I sure hope Becky Garrison feels better now. After that avalanche of snark, surely something’s dead, even if it’s not Ms.…

Mitzvah Tank-5th Avenue

Who Will Save Manhattan?

New York’s summer evangelism season isn’t what it used to be.

The Head of Christ by Warner Sallman

Jesus Saves

The way to eternal life through a dead-ringer for Christ.

Killing the Buddha

Silly Beliefs

Gunther Dawn writes: In the otherwise brilliant introduction to Believer Beware, Jeff Sharlet glibly overstuffs the following Straw Man of false equivalence: “It is not enough for the new atheists to simply not believe; what matters is making sure that you don’t believe. They are evangelists; and like evangelicalism itself—a faith built around the Great…

From the Times Square Church website

Saving the City, Saving the World

In New York people just know they’re sinners.

"They don't preach, they just play
the hell out of their set..."

God and Guitars

Christian rock might not have all the answers, but for one fan and one band, it’s the questions that matter.

The Marrakech Express

Night Train to Marrakech

The clash of monotheisms as seen from the cramped quarters of a sleeper car.

Just Wait

Prime Time in Kampala

American-trained evangelicals can be seen preaching everywhere in Africa, even poolside.

The 1954 Milan Indians: “the real Hoosiers”

Waiting for Chitwood

In Brooklyn, Jesus takes it to the hoop.