Interviews Archive

The Rise of Neuroexistentialism

Last weekend I reviewed Patricia Churchland’s Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain, which explores the reality of the brain behind what we know as “the self.” There is a Copernican moment occurring in brain science that raises serious questions about the nature of who and what we are, creating an potential existential crisis

Well, Happy Robot Devil’s Birthday To You Too

It’s that time of the year where adults dress up in costumes they’d never want to be seen in at any other time of the year. To celebrate, Brandon Ambrosino interviewed me at The Huffington Post about Halloween and the article just went up (“Satan’s Birthday: A Brief Discussion on Halloween and Christianity”). We

An Interview with Author Chris Stedman

Last December, I reviewed Chris Stedman’s book, Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious. Chris is the Assistant Chaplain and Values in Action Coordinator for the Humanist Community at Harvard University, Emeritus Managing Director of State of Formation at the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue, and the founder of the first blog

An Interview with Author Harriet Lane

The protagonist of Harriet Lane’s debut novel Alys, Always (I reviewed it here last year) was remarkably good at putting me on my guard. She raised all sorts of fascinating questions about what motivates us when it comes to the narratives we tell ourselves and others about ourselves and others. So I was thrilled

An Interview with Author Peter Enns

Dr. Peter Enns is known for many things; he’s a Yankees fan, a biblical studies scholar, and, in the years I’ve known him, a frequently-targeted controversial figure. A former tenured-professor at Westminster Theological Seminary, Dr. Enns originally found significant attention over his 2005 book, Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old

An Interview with Author Jane Bradley

After reviewing Jane Bradley’s novel You Believers, I had the privilege of sitting down with her over cappuccino at a local coffee shop. She was warm and open as we talked about her work (she teaches creative writing at the University of Toledo), the inspiration behind her novel (more about that below), and the
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