The Best of AwayPoint

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 The articles in this short list have appeared at a variety of online news and opinion sites, often under more than one title, together receiving over 2 million views. The site name given is where each first received an enthusiastic response in the form of Facebook … Continue reading

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Did Thomas Jefferson Call the Bible a Dung Hill?

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American Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, who authored the Declaration of Independence and served as the third president of the United States, also took a pair of scissors to the Bible, publishing a thin volume of the parts he thought worth … Continue reading

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How America’s Obsession With Bad Birth Control Hurts and Even Kills Women

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Many women know more about the risks of birth control than about how the right contraceptive might improve their lives. For busy women, making good health decisions and actually taking care of ourselves can be a challenge, especially when practical … Continue reading

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Something Big is Changing in the Fight for Reproductive Freedom—Women are Done With Being Shamed

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Judge less. Listen more. Tell your story even if your voice shakes. — Can a new approach help us past the abortion impasse? Women, especially young women, are coming out of the closet and talking openly about how access to … Continue reading

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Does Religion Cause More Harm than Good? Brits Say Yes. Here’s Why They May be Right.

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 Most British people think religion causes more harm than good according to a survey commissioned by the Huffington Post. Surprisingly, even among those who describe themselves as “very religious” 20 percent say that religion is harmful to society. For that … Continue reading

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Pastor-Turned-Atheist Coaches Secular Church Start-Ups

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On the last Sunday in September, fifty or so people tricked into an old classroom in North Seattle. Classic rock played in the background, and greeters pointed parents to a table at the back where young children could entertain themselves … Continue reading

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Sustain Between the Sheets!

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Seventh Generation founder and daughter launch female-friendly, fair-trade, eco-friendly condom company —– When Meika Hollender’s dad, superstar green entrepreneur Jeffrey Hollender, first brought up the idea of founding a condom company together, Meika wasn’t quite sure what to think. But … Continue reading

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“Atheist Church” Launches in University District–Seattle’s New Sunday Assembly is No Mars Hill

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For years Mars Hill Church treated the University of Washington as a field of young souls ripe for harvest. Pastor Mark Driscoll courted on-campus audiences with his now infamous blend of Calvinism and titillation. Mars Hill staff debated the leader … Continue reading

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