The Case for Civility: And Why Our Future Depends on It
Author and social critic Os Guinness discusses the plea he offers up in his book by the same title -- a plea to end the polarization of American politics and culture, which he...
Globalization and Its Human Challenges
Globalization, as defined by author and social critic Os Guinness in this 2006 talk, is the process whereby the speed, scope, and simultaneity of our communications allows us to conduct...
One True God: The Scandal or the Glory of the West?
Author and social critic Os Guinness examines the idea that he argues gave rise to the most distinctive features of the West, in this 2004 New York City lecture and...
But Not Through Me: Risisting Evil and Understanding Suffering in a World of Genocide
Can a Smart Person Believe in God?
The three-time Emmy-Award winning theoretical physicist Michael Guillen explores the question: can a smart person believe in God? This lecture was given in April 2005....
What is the Meaning of Marriage?
Can Poetry Matter?
Former California Poet laureate and Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Dana Gioia diffuses the widely-held notion that poetry is a sophisticated, intellectual art for the elite. Mr....
Jean Bethke Elshtain
Who Gets The Final Say: God, Government or Me?
The eminent political philosopher Jean Bethke Elshtain examines the origins and meanings of “sovereignty” as it relates to all the ways we attempt to explain our world: God, state, and...
Jean Bethke Elshtain
Who Are We?: C.S. Lewis and the Question of Man
The eminent political philosopher Jean Bethke Elshtain discusses C.S. Lewis’s 1944 essay “The Abolition of Man” and explores the idea of a rock-bottom claim on human dignity. Her brilliant talk...
The Great SITC Debate: Is God the Source of Morality?
Life After Death: The Evidence
The ‘West,’ Islam, and Islamism: Is Ideological Islam Compatible with Liberal Democracy?
Baroness Cox sits in the British House of Lords as a crossbencher and is a frequent contributor to Lords debates on Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Nigeria, and Burma. In this...