Are Our Souls Restless?

Does every individual search for God? In his television series entitled Faith and Reason, Bill Moyers asked Mary Gordon whether she thought Augustine’s quote was true. Augustine opens The Confessions with praise of God, and follows this with one of the most famous passages in all of Christian literature — his introductory observations about the […]

Mark Talks with Dennis Miller on Dennis Miller Radio

Dennis Miller interviews Mark David Henderson on The Dennis Miller Radio Show. You may have seen it already, but The Dennis Miller Show this week! (Actually, it was recorded, so I have a pretty good idea what we’re “going to talk about.”) Before I went on the show, I was anticipating… And, I’m a little […]

Ayn Rand and Christianity: Breaking Down Barriers Requires Understanding

At the CATO Institute, author Mark David Henderson says “a conversation between Ayn Rand and Christianity may have many outcomes, but at least one of them should be understanding one another.” The barriers that exist between adherents of each world view cannot be broken down unless we first engage, and second, understand. Misconceptions abound… I […]

Now appearing, in my study…

St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Atlas on Fifth Avenue. What a scene! I am delighted to report that a substantially larger, poster version of the thumbnail contained in this post, now appears in my den, across from my desk. It inspires me to write about the conversation that is, and should continue, taking place. The conversation, […]

A new world view conversation and “Why the Bookshelf Metaphor wasn’t lost on me”

A no-holds-barred world view conversation Now is the time for Christians and Objectivists, and everyone related to those two world views, to engage in a meaningful, respectful, but no-holds-barred conversation. The metaphor on the Barnes & Noble bookshelves wasn’t lost on me. The Western world view up till now… The West is becoming more pluralistic every […]

4 Easy Steps to Break Down Barriers, Part 1

Mark David Henderson, author of The Soul of Atlas: Ayn Rand, Christianity, a Quest for Common Ground, spoke to This portion of the talk is entitled, “The Four Stages of Breaking Down Barriers and Finding Common Ground.” This segment addresses the first stage: Engage. I’m talking about the compulsion that led to my quest to […]

Three Pages

I came across a great website that offers some motivation to write. Although it comes through the back door, I’ll take whatever I can get. The website is called and it encourages people to write 750 words a day, about three pages. Why? Because three pages, written in the morning, is what The Artist’s […]

Three Pages, and Some Insights about Writing

Recently, I spoke about a writing site that I stumbled across called After tinkering around on the site, I spotted some feedback on my writing. Not that anyone was looking at my writing; that’s all entirely private and no one will see it. However, a computer algorithm has been applied to my writing in […]

Who Else Thinks the Role of Government Matters?

At the core of many political debates today (tactical or strategic) is the fundamental question, “What is the proper role of government?” Liberals, progressives, conservatives, libertarians… every political ideology assumes or has concluded something about the role of government. (See my recent interview with Thom Hartmann about a question that I wasn’t prepared for.) The […]