The myth of Christian persecution

Several years ago, English academic and theologian Candida Moss wrote The Myth of Christian Persecution. Her premise is that early Christianity invented a narrative of systemic persecution during the first three centuries following the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. This persecution, the inventive Christians…

Don’t panic

There is a popular series of science fiction novels that centres around a fictional book titled The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The Guide is “a wholly remarkable book” and “a highly successful one,” having “already supplanted the great Encyclopaedia Galactica as the standard…

Whom do you fear?

Phil Zuckerman is professor of secular studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. An avowed atheist, he is known for openly criticising Christianity on his blog. He recently spoke at an event at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he was asked to comment…