The International Students for Liberty conference in 2013 had over 1400 attendees. Here is a link to last year’s conference.
Next year’s conference will be at the Grand Hyatt in D.C. on February 14 – 16, 2014.
This year, I will be on a panel entitled “Ayn Rand and Christianity.” [It’s almost as if they made the panel especially for The Soul of Atlas!]
Does a “wall of separation” between church and state mean that faith has no place in our political convictions? Can a common faith in God lead to different pathways of party affiliation? Three panelists will discuss how faith has shaped their distinct political perspectives — and the high calling of respecting those who disagree. Join us on Friday, November 15, at 7:30pm at GMU Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA.
Join Mark David Henderson for a leisurely afternoon in historic Kennett Square, PA. On Saturday, September 21st, he will be meeting people at the Book Shoppe on South Union Street in the center of town and signing copies of his new book The Soul of Atlas: Ayn Rand, Christianity, a Quest for Common Ground. Mark will be available for your questions about his unique experiences growing up in the home of his Christian father and his atheist mother and stepfather.
Reviews of The Soul of Atlas from local readers:
…a highly accessible exploration of two philosophies that are ostensibly at odds with each other: Christianity and Objectivism. What makes the book so compelling is Henderson’s use of his personal narrative to explore what otherwise might be a highly cerebral subject matter. Few could write a book that grapples with deep philosophical issues and at the same time evoke deep emotion. But Henderson’s vulnerable display of his own life experience animates the story and invites the reader in. –Luke Zubrod
Subtle and approachable, yet deep and nuanced, like any fine meal, be careful with this book lest you over-indulge. It is best taken in measured doses, perhaps a chapter a day. I’d also recommend an excellent digestif – that you start your own conversation along the way! –Steve Pebly
It will feed your heart AND mind… Mark doesn’t sugar coat anything in this book. It’s very real. He also pulls his readers into the depths of these two philosophical systems, explaining each well, finding the connections between them, but stopping short of a complete reconciliation where that would have been forced. An engaging personal story and a challenge to one’s intellect–definitely a good read! –Chip Roper
…a quest to discover common ground between Objectivism and Christianity. Mission accomplished! Using a style reminiscent of Lee Strobel, Mark delivers philosophical content via personal conversations, making his book both thought-provoking and thoroughly enjoyable. –Greg Lafferty
I found the chapter on capitalism the best treatment of how Christianity and capitalism interact that I have read. I find that very few people can articulate this well (including myself) and this chapter succinctly addressed the issue. –Mike Bontrager
Copies will be available for purchase at the store or on Amazon.com.
Order your copy of The Soul of Atlas here:
Join local author Mark David Henderson for a discussion of his new book The Soul of Atlas: Ayn Rand, Christianity, a Quest for Common Ground. Hear his unique experiences growing up in the home of his Christian father and his atheist mother and stepfather. Wrestling with two world views which have influenced our society and culture, Mark sought intellectual, emotional, and spiritual common ground among these disparate ways of seeing the world. His experience applies broadly to all Christians who seek to build bridges in our secular society.
I’m looking forward to your questions about my personal journey, the writing process, and the themes from The Soul of Atlas. Anything is fair game! I’ll do my best.
Receive a SPECIAL GIFT when you bring your copy of The Soul of Atlas for the author to sign!
Copies will be available for purchase at the event or on Amazon.com.
For more details and registration, visit http://atl.as/Fac3B00k
Lauren Green serves as a religion correspondent for FOX News Channel’s (FNC). Prior to this, Green served as a news anchor for “FOX & Friends,” where she provided daily news updates for the irreverent morning program.
Prior to joining FNC in 1996, Green served as a weekend news anchor and correspondent at WBBM-TV (CBS) in Chicago. From 1988 to 1993, she was a general assignment reporter at KSTP-TV (ABC) in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Outside of her career at FNC, Green is well known as a concert pianist with a degree in piano performance from The University of Minnesota. She has interviewed some of the most prominent people in the classical music world including Placido Domingo, Pierre Boulez, Joshua Bell and has covered such events as the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and opening night of The Metropolitan Opera. Green has given several solo recitals and performed in small ensembles. In 2004, she released her debut CD, “Classic Beauty.”
A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Green was named Miss Minnesota in 1984 and was the third runner-up in the 1985 Miss America contest.
I am excited about speaking with Bob Dutko about The Soul of Atlas: Ayn Rand, Christianity, a Quest for Common Ground. If you’re able to listen in, please turn your dial to WMUZ in Detroit.
||July 15, 2013
||Bob Dutko News Hour
||The Soul of Atlas
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