Brandon Withrow

Freelance Journalist and Author

I’m a freelance journalist and the author of nine books. Below are samples of my writing.

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Can You Be Good Without God?
"If God did not exist, then we would have to invent him," said the French philosopher Voltaire. His point: that without a divine being to check right and wrong, any number of...
Trump & Putin: Our New Biblical Kings
"Mr. President, in the Bible rain is a sign of God's blessing. And it started to rain...when you came to the platform," said Reverend Franklin Graham in his inaugural...
Why repealing blasphemy laws might help promote religious freedom (ANALYSIS)
"God is a lie." In some countries, uttering, scribbling or texting that statement will get you thrown in jail, beaten with a rod or possibly killed. The "crime" is blasphemy and...
Will Islam Inherit the Earth?
Controversial right-wing Congressman Steve King made headlines in March when he tweeted his support for anti-Muslin Dutch politician Geert Wilders saying, "Wilders understands...
What It's Like to Be Black and Atheist
On Nov. 15-and just in time for awkward Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners-nonbelievers everywhere celebrated Openly Secular Day. But being out about one's secularity is often...
Christians Are Still Persecuted Around the World. Here's Where.
A tragic Easter evening at a crowded park in Lahore, Pakistan, is the latest reminder that outside of the Western world, Christianity is increasingly a targeted minority. The...
Is This Christian Campus Group Purging LGBT Sympathetic Members?
When InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA endorsed Black Lives Matter last December, it saw racial reconciliation as "an expression of the gospel." The evangelical student...
When we give up a faith, we grieve for the community we leave behind | Brandon G Withrow
You've likely heard the numbers by now. Approximately 23% of Americans are religiously unaffiliated (atheist, agnostic and "nothing in particular"). This demographic is expected...
Losing Faith in Religious Higher Education
Advice What happens when a seminary professor joins the religiously "unaffiliated"? Raised in an evangelical home. Published by evangelical publishers. Employed by an...
How to know when to give up a faculty job at a religious college
For an Evangelical school, the statement of faith is the first job qualification. A search committee may have the perfect candidate, but ultimately, if the person cannot sign...

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