Freethinkers are rarely “followers” since they tend to be heretics (those who choose their own path) and fiercely self-reliant. But this seems like a good time to remind the Followers of Secular Chaplain that I now post most of my writing over at Chris Highland (aka Secular Chaplain). Feel free … as all true Freethinkers […]Read More Freethinking Followers
B/W seems to highlight the beautiful contrasts of the December afternoon following a light dusting of snow this morning here in the Blue Ridge Mountains, WNC.Read More Solstice Sky
I’ve always admired my dad for helping build 747’s in this amazing building in Everett, Washington near my hometown. (And, by the way, I don’t EVER remember any bears around that area)Read More My Father Worked in the World’s Largest Building
“Freethought, Faith and the Future” (Could the Secular Vision of Star Trek offer a Way Forward?) Author’s Note: This essay was submitted to the “Response” magazine published by Seattle Pacific University, the wealthy west coast evangelical university where I received my B.A. in Religion and Philosophy. After a month and two emails, the editor tersely […]Read More Crossing Fences of Faith and Freethought
A number of churches were closed this weekend due to heavy snow and ice. For those of us in the secular community, it was just another wonderful day in Nature’s open-air Sanctuary!Read More Snow Church
An essay on Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason with reflection on his revolutionary statement: “My own mind is my own church.” Thomas Paine’s Church Your comments and responses are welcome.Read More Tom Paine’s Church
Hunting, exploring, curious and courageous. The smallest visitors can sometimes (not always) bring large lessons.Read More Ever wish you had more Eyes?