When I was a kid, I had a cherished Hot Wheels which disappeared one day. I looked around for a few days and then gave up and got on with my life. A year or two later, I discovered that Hot Wheels in our backyard sandbox, and what a joyous reunion that was! Three years […]
An Atheist and a Christian Walk into a Bar
Christians and atheists often engage in heated debate over the rationality of faith. Unfortunately, those conversations tend to generate more heat than light, not least because the parties to the discussion often end up talking past one another. If we want to make real progress on debating the rationality of faith, we should begin by […]
This article is excerpted from my 2016 book An Atheist and a Christian Walk into a Bar (Prometheus), coauthored with Justin Schieber. Support the authors and consider buying a copy! You won’t be disappointed. Well, okay, you might be disappointed — life gives no guarantees — but I’m betting you won’t be. Anyway, without further ado, let’s […]
He sees you when you’re sleeping He knows when you’re awake He knows if you’ve been bad or good So be good for goodness sake Those lyrics have disturbed generations of children, and for good reason, too. There is something unsettling about the idea of a person, even a right jolly old elf, who knows […]
This morning at 2 am I arrived back in Edmonton having completed the second leg of our modest book tour for An Atheist and a Christian Walk into a Bar. Part 1 unfolded over a couple days (March 10-11) with three events in Edmonton and Sherwood Park, Alberta. Part 2 also unfolded over a couple days […]
Here’s all the info for my three public events with Justin Schieber this weekend in promotion of our book An Atheist and a Christian Walk into a Bar. Friday, March 10th, 7:00-8:30 pm Saturday, March 11th, 10:00-11:30 am Saturday, March 11th, 7:00-8:15 pm
In case you don’t have a lot of time to listen to long interviews, this one’s for you. A couple days ago An Atheist and a Christian Walk into a Bar was featured on the CHRI weekly show “Bookmark” with Brock Tozer. We manage to summarize almost every chapter in just over ten minutes. In other words, […]
A book tour? Well, maybe that’s stretching it. But Justin Schieber and I do have a few events scheduled for March. Edmonton, Alberta To begin with, Justin is flying up to Edmonton on March 9th courtesy of the Society of Edmonton Atheists. While he is in Edmonton, we’ve scheduled a couple events thus far. To begin […]
Justin Schieber and I debate this question in our book An Atheist and a Christian Walk into a Bar. We recently took the show on the road with an in-depth and spirited debate on this question at Unbelievable with Justin Brierley. Click here to listen to the show with Randal, Justin, and Justin. And then join the discussion.
A couple days ago Justin Schieber and I appeared on an episode of Unbelievable with Justin Brierley in which we debated the question of whether widespread religious (or theological) disagreement constitutes evidence that God does not exist. More on that in a moment. This is my sixth appearance on Unbelievable. Over the years I have been on the show debating with […]
Yesterday Justin Schieber and I were interviewed by Bob Dutko of WMUZ in Detroit to discuss An Atheist and a Christian Walk into a Bar. While I recorded the show via online audio stream, unfortunately I cut the recording too soon after we hung up. (I didn’t realize the show is on what seems to be […]
Justin Schieber and I were recently interviewed on the storied Storymen Podcast hosted by the culturally savvy trinity of geek-cool, JR Forasteros, Clay Morgan and Matt Mikalatos. I’ve been on the podcast before and I always enjoy the exchanges. This was no exception. You can listen to the interview here.
If you’re a blogger and you would like a review copy of An Atheist and a Christian Walk into a Bar, please let me know. (If you don’t have my contact information already, you can contact me at the bottom of this page.) I’d be happy to forward your request to Prometheus Books. Hard copies of […]
Today the highly esteemed Friendly Atheist (Hemant Mehta) posted an announcement of the publication of An Atheist and a Christian Walk into a Bar complete with an except in which Justin Schieber and I discuss the relationship between religion and violence. Check it out: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/12/06/atheist-christian-discuss-whether-religion-leads-violence/