Buzz Thomas

10 Things Your Minister Wants To Tell You (But Can’t Because He Needs the Job)
for the “steeple dropouts” who grew up on organized religion, as well as for the millions of Americans who, each Sunday, recite ancient creeds about virgin births and bodily resurrections, all the while feeling just a tad unconvinced.

Rev. Oliver Thomas is a Southern Baptist minister and constitutional lawyer who, over the last decade, has been at the frontlines of debates regarding religion, science, and education. Thomas currently serves as Executive Director of the Niswonger Foundation and lives in Tennessee with his wife and two daughters.

Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Rock Point Books, a place I’ve been meaning to check out for a while. They seem to have a lot of local authors come by for book signings.

This is via a friend who plans to attend. I plan to attend with him, if I can. Not that Oliver “Buzz” Thomas and I will agree on much, but it’s true that I grew up in his denomination, and while I left it for reasons of disbelief, I could have just as easily left it for moral reasons. Thomas, according to his writings, sees a solution to some of those moral problems. Good on him. Also, he’s a staunch advocate for first amendment protections, especially in the public schools.

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  • Thanks for the heads up about this book. I hadn’t heard of it before, and am now ready to dash to the bookstore and look for a copy.

  • Buck

    I’m hopin’ somebody will read the book and post the ten things up somewhere.
    I’m a little cash poor right now.

  • Fernando Cabello

    I really enjoyed the book. I was also intrigued by your
    statement of “being a little cash poor”. Am I also to
    interpret this literally?, If so, what would Jesus do?

  • Buck

    Yes. I am literally cash poor.

    What would Jesus do about what?

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