Jerry Johnston Interviews Thomas Kidd on the Biblical Literacy of the Founding Fathers

America’s shocking Biblical ignorance is a rapidly emerging phenomenon. In my efforts to better understand America’s religious history, I traveled to Waco, Texas to film with Dr. Thomas Kidd, Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor University. Dr. Kidd has conducted detailed research into Continue reading “Jerry Johnston Interviews Thomas Kidd on the Biblical Literacy of the Founding Fathers”

Jerry Johnston Researches Reason Rally 2016: Lizz Winstead address

50,000 atheists were promised to attend the “Woodstock” for atheists at the June 2016 Reason Rally in our nation’s capital. Only 5,000 attended. As part of an on-going research project, I was among them, and I listened to Lizz Winstead, the co-creator and former head writer of the “Daily Show,” a comedian, producer, and satirist who performs an ongoing comedy to Continue reading “Jerry Johnston Researches Reason Rally 2016: Lizz Winstead address”

Jerry Johnston Interviews Daniel von Wachter on Philosophy and Christianity

Belief in Christ does not require relinquishment of reason, rather faith is the most reasonable response to the facts of the Christianity. While in London, England, I filmed with Dr. Daniel von Wachter, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the International  Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein, Germany. I asked Dr. von Wachter about the German response Continue reading “Jerry Johnston Interviews Daniel von Wachter on Philosophy and Christianity”

Jerry Johnston Researches Reason Rally 2016: Carolyn Porco address

At the Reason Rally in Washington DC, Carolyn Porco, a noted planetary scientist and humanist, took the stage in front of thousands. Porco is known for Continue reading “Jerry Johnston Researches Reason Rally 2016: Carolyn Porco address”

Jerry Johnston Interviews Ben Witherington on Biblical Illiteracy in the Church

 

A leading New Testament scholar and author of over 40 books, Dr. Ben Witherington is the Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky. Pew Research has documented the indisputable rise Continue reading “Jerry Johnston Interviews Ben Witherington on Biblical Illiteracy in the Church”

Jerry Johnston Researches Reason Rally 2016: Maryam Namazie Address

Can every conservative– from moderate to extremist– be lumped into the same pot? Maryam Namazie, an Iranian-born former Muslim, believes so. Namazie is a civil rights activist, known for encouraging women to post Continue reading “Jerry Johnston Researches Reason Rally 2016: Maryam Namazie Address”

Jerry Johnston Interviews Penn Jillette on Atheism and the Bible

 

A highly recognizable character, Penn Jillette has toured the world in his act Penn & Teller. Author of Every day is an Atheist Holiday! and outspoken proponent of atheism, Jillette entertained the thousands of atheists gathered at the 2016 Reason Rally. In my brief interview with Penn Jillette, I asked him his opinion of the Bible. Continue reading “Jerry Johnston Interviews Penn Jillette on Atheism and the Bible”

Jerry Johnston Researches Reason Rally 2016: Bobby Scott Address

At the Reason Rally in June 2016 (the “Woodstock” of atheists), my film crew and I listened to Congressman Bobby Scott, a U.S. representative for Virginia, discuss religious freedoms and share his thoughts on Continue reading “Jerry Johnston Researches Reason Rally 2016: Bobby Scott Address”

Jerry Johnston Interviews Mandisa Thomas on the Efficacy of the American Pulpit

 

Is the pulpit in America meeting the needs of men and women in the 21st century? I spoke with Mandisa Thomas, President of Black Nonbelievers, about the efficacy of the pulpit in the American church. I asked Mandisa if the church has failed to address Continue reading “Jerry Johnston Interviews Mandisa Thomas on the Efficacy of the American Pulpit”