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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Does Jesus Want Gun-Toting Christians?
"If you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one," Jesus once told his disciples. Also Jesus: "all who draw the sword will die by the sword" and "turn the other cheek."...
Does Faking Religion Lead to Depression?
At the recent National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump called the United States a "nation of believers." The highly Christian language of his speech-focused on the Bible and...
How Religious Fear is Shaping the Culture War
On Monday, the Supreme Court allowed President Trump's travel ban to take effect. That he doesn't hide his anti-Muslim sentiments well is not a secret-a firestorm erupted over...
The New Religions Obsessed with A.I.
What has improved American lives most in the last 50 years? According to a Pew Research study reported this month, it's not civil rights (10 percent) or politics (2 percent):...
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...
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...
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...

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