Free Speech Is Dying on College Campuses. Here Are 5 Ways to Revive and Protect It.

During the past 18 months, college students have engaged in disruptive and even violent activities toward guest speakers whose ideas they considered offensive. In response, college administrators have tended to capitulate to—or collaborate with—the demonstrators by disinviting scheduled speakers and disciplining students or professors whose views were considered offensive. In fact, recent studies by the [ Read More ]

How to Get the Most out of an Academic Conference

As I write, I am preparing to attend several academic conferences, including the Evangelical Theological and Philosophical Societies, the Society for Biblical Literature, and the American Academy of Religion. (Or, as I call these conferences, “Revenge of the Nerds”). I’ve attended these meetings for more than fifteen years now, starting as a doctoral student and [ Read More ]

How America Lost Its Mind

Kurt Anderson’s Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire is one of the bestselling and most discussed books of the year. In this fast-paced and provocative work of revisionist history and diagnostic journalism, Anderson argues that Americans have recently become untethered from reality and that Trump’s election represents the high point of our collective delusion. More importantly, Anderson argues Americans [ Read More ]