Louis Zamperini: The Happiest Man I’ve Ever Known

I just heard the news that Louis Zamperini died. In honor of his life, I thought I might repost something I wrote a few years ago, shortly after his biography, Unbroken, came out. Louis Zamperini: The Happiest Man I’ve Ever Known No, I’m not exaggerating. If you were to ask me, “Who is the happiest [Read More...]

Want to Live Long and Prosper? Have a Purpose for Your Life

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Borrowing a phrase from Star Trek’s Vulcans, I would ask: Do you want to live long and prosper? If your answer is “yes,” then you’d do well to pay attention to new research on flourishing in old age. Paula Span, in her New York Times article, “Living on Purpose,” summarizes recent research that connects long [Read More...]

The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife – A Moral of the Story

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It now appears likely that The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife is a forgery. (See what I have written here, along with links.) Professor Karen King and her Harvard colleagues have some mud on their faces, which may be useful to cover up their blushing. It seems that Professor King was fooled by a clever forger, [Read More...]

Was Jesus Married? Does The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife Help Answer This Question?

Ever since Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code raised the intriguing possibility that Jesus was actually married to Mary Magdalene, pop culture has been fascinated by this question. And, even though historical evidence for the actual marriage of Jesus was extremely slim at best, and the evidence to the contrary was weighty, millions of [Read More...]


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