Mass Apostasy Update

I am in the midst of preparing the next installment for my series on the present mass apostasy.  But I want to offer these two sources right away—they are that important. The first is the full video of Bishop Robert Barron’s recent lecture for First Things Magazine. The bishop’s message is the same one he […]

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The Science of Sinning Less—From Christianity Today

Practicing Christians have more self-control than lax Christians and secular people according to a study that is featured in the latest issue of Christianity Today.  [Bold emphasis is mine.] Because Christianity requires self-control, it logically follows that it also builds it, and thus we can expect active Christians to have relatively high levels of self-control. And […]

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Can American Democracy Survive the New Atheism?

Here is my latest video discussion from the New Walden Book Club.  It is probably my last episode on the Eric Metaxas book If You Can Keep It.  The focus of this episode is Eric’s discussion of the “golden triangle of freedom.”  The implications of this golden triangle are important and controversial.  If there is any […]

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“If You Can Keep It,” by Eric Metaxas, Part 1

I am happy to announce that the New Walden Book Club (NWBC) is under way.  Here is the first installment of our discussion of the new book by Eric Metaxas, If You Can Keep It.  The video discusses the introduction to the book.  There, Metaxas lays the groundwork for what I anticipate will be his argument, namely, […]

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Can I Define “Spiritual”? Can You Explain Prophecy?**

This week I have had several debates on Twitter about my book.  A number of skeptics have been challenging my thesis that religious practices promote mental health and function.  As I have pointed out repeatedly, this is more than a religious teaching; it is also a scientific finding—one that is being taken very seriously by the […]

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