Justin Taylor highlights a new series of books on “Reclaiming the Christian Intellectual Tradition” and interviews editor David Dockery: Why do we need something like this? We believe that this series is needed at this time to remind ourselves and to help others recognize the importance of serious thinking about God, Scripture, and the world….
Studies show that crime is lower in societies that have a strong belief in hell. Go figure. The study, appearing in the Public Library of Science journal PLoS ONE, found that criminal activity is higher in societies where people’s religious beliefs contain a strong punitive component than in places where religious beliefs are more benevolent….