The myth of the secular state

Over the past several weeks I’ve been listening to David Cayley’s excellent seven-part CBC radio documentary The Myth of the Secular. The series challenges the notion promoted by people like Richard Dawkins that, as societies modernize, the public role of religion will inevitably decline. Instead, the reverse has happened, with various forms of religion growing [Read More…]

Talking to Christians About Hell–It’s Harder Than You think

Anyone who thinks filmmaking is glamorous should try making a documentary sometime. Better yet, try promoting one. For a high profile film like┬áThe Hobbit,┬ápromotion means having Peter Jackson premiere an exclusive clip to hundreds of adoring fans at Comic-Con and then flying back home to New Zealand in his private jet. For a low budget [Read More…]