Around the World in 80 Days, Day 33: India – “Tea & Cricket”

India has always fascinated me.  Of all the countries that Zachary and I will visit on this expedition, India was the one I was looking forward to most.  Perhaps this is, in part, due to early in life exposure to stories of the Indian subcontinent.  Like other children of my generation, I saw Disney’s The … Read more

One parent and child

Divorce and the Irreligious Child

A new study has found that there is a link between divorce and the religious choices children make.  According to the Public Religion Research Institute, children of divorced parents were “significantly more likely” to become irreligious adults. This research reflects the findings of our own study.  We spent roughly a year interviewing college age atheists. … Read more

Baby hand

Interesting Review and Triplets

This past week our office was buzzing with the activity generated by the release of my new book The Faith of Christopher Hitchens. Television, radio, and newspaper interviews filled the schedule. Of the many reviews of the book published this week, perhaps the most interesting one was that of Douglas Wilson in Christianity Today’s “Books & Culture.” Wilson, … Read more

Kids biking

Spy Parents and More Creepy PC Side Effects

Political correctness continues its infectious spread, and its proponents continue to lobby for the coercive conformity of all dissenters. If this isn’t detrimental enough, their persistent outcries concerning their victimhood have served to cow authority at nearly every sphere of our society: corporate, academic, governmental, and beyond. An NFL player makes a racist or bigoted … Read more