Top 20 Most Popular

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Of the 300+ articles and recordings by Valerie Tarico collected here, these  20 are the most popular. The articles in this short list have appeared at a variety of online news and opinion sites, together receiving over 2 million views and tens of thousands of shares. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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In Defense of Cherry Picking the Bible

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People accuse each other of cherry picking sacred texts, as if the term was an insult. But for those seeking to honor the spiritual quest of our ancestors, including the Bible writers, that is precisely the right approach. No parent … Continue reading

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The Making of an Anti-Theist Mom

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What makes a Seattle mother spend her days trying to chip away at Bible belief rather than digging holes in the garden? When my husband sent me the Pew Report news that the percent of Americans who call themselves Christian … Continue reading

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Wary Christians Flee Nevada Church After Yoga “Miracle”

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If yoga helps a Christian man to walk for the first time in thirty-three years, does his newfound strength come from God or the Devil? That is the question tearing apart an Evangelical church in Las Vegas. In the New … Continue reading

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Price of Top Tier Birth Control Plummets as New “Liletta” IUD Breaks Monopoly

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“When you can’t afford a choice it’s not a choice at all.”  This month, a new IUD became available to American women, and it may be a game changer, not because the design is particularly innovative but because it shatters … Continue reading

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Can Evangelical Christianity Be Saved? An Interview with Rachel Held Evans

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Rachel Held Evans has been called “the most polarizing woman in Evangelicalism.” She is a New York Times bestselling author of three books and a popular blog in which she wrestles honestly with the cruelties and contradictions in her Christian … Continue reading

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Controversial Recovering From Religion Hotline a Hot Commodity

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During its first month, the Recovery from Religion Hotline was swamped with calls. An interview with Sarah Morehead, who spearheaded the effort. Americans are leaving their religions at a faster rate than ever before, and that means more are looking … Continue reading

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Why I am pro-Abortion, not Just Pro-Choice

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Recently, the Daily Kos published an article titled, I Am Pro-Choice, Not Pro-Abortion. “Has anyone ever truly been pro-abortion?” one commenter asked. Uh. Yes. Me. That would be me. I am pro-abortion like I’m pro-knee-replacement and pro-chemotherapy and pro-cataract surgery. … Continue reading

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