Makes the case that wise living is a skill acquired much like other skills.
Explains why studying Algebra remains an important thing to do.
Discusses social and cultural beliefs that have become so ingrained in our cultural psyche that we cannot see them for what they are.
Responds to Jack Crabtree's paper, "How to Follow Jesus When You Cannot Kill the Beast" (Summer Institute 2013), by looking at factors that affect how people commit to their beliefs.
Discusses the nature of education by using a fictional conversation between friends.
Proposes that people are born truth-detectors and that they are very good at it.
Discusses the shift from the view of the natural world as chaotic and to ordered and the ramifications of that shift for Western civilization.
Discusses the separation between social actions and the consequences of those actions.
Describes how historical assessments can differ so dramatically.
Discusses two important aspects of persuasion—trust and evidence—and the relationship between them.
Looks at the philosophical assumptions behind the scientific community's view of intelligent design.
Discusses the human desire to conform to worldly standards and how that desire relates to trusting God.