On the Search for the Spiritual

Just Whatever

Just Whatever

Don talks to Matt Nelson about his book “Just Whatever: How to Help the Spiritually Indifferent Find Beliefs that Really Matter

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How to Deal with that “Forever Empty” Feeling

How to Deal with that “Forever Empty” Feeling

October 10, 2015 In the first broadcast on the Immaculate Heart Radio Network, Don talks to former atheist professor Holly Ordway about how she became Catholic and discusses why even the most successful people struggle with emptiness in...

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Almost Here

Almost Here

At long last, the end is in sight! Convinced is nearing the end of post production and we will have an official release date by mid-July. Stay tuned!

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7 Reasons I Enjoyed God’s Not Dead

7 Reasons I Enjoyed God’s Not Dead

  I took my very-soon-to-be-teenage daughter to God’s Not Dead last night. Is it a perfect film? Of course not. (Calvin Moore has a good take on some of the movie’s weaknesses here.) But the bottom line is that I’m glad we went. It was a good reminder of some...

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A Call to Real Life and True Love

A Call to Real Life and True Love

The Don Johnson Show 2-14-14 Don and Brandon discuss the shallowness of contemporary life and how the "hook-up culture" is missing out, not only on love, but even on sex. Don quotes from Dwight Longenecker's new book The Romance of Religion.

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Why the Super Bowl is America’s Biggest Religious Event

Why the Super Bowl is America’s Biggest Religious Event

The Don Johnson Show 1-17-14 Don and Brandon talk about how we celebrate the Super Bowl, why it has become the biggest party of the year in the United States, and what that tells us about being human. Along the way they discuss the nature of liturgical practices and...

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Louis CK on Dealing with That Forever Empty Feeling

Louis CK on Dealing with That Forever Empty Feeling

The Don Johnson Show 9-27-13 Don and Brandon discuss a very interesting interview from The Conan O'Brien Show. Louis CK explains how sometimes people should just get quiet and cry out in despair because of the fact that life is "all for nothing and you're alone."...

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Terrorism and the Search for Meaning

Terrorism and the Search for Meaning

The Don Johnson Show, 4-29-13 Don discusses the idea that the Boston Marathon bombers may have been motivated to become Islamists because it provided their life some meaning. He analyzes the various ways people respond to the void we all feel in our hearts. Some links...

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Why Does God Remain Hidden from Seemingly Genuine Seekers?

Why Does God Remain Hidden from Seemingly Genuine Seekers?

The Bible indicates that everyone who seeks God finds him (Deut. 4:29; 1 Chron. 28:9; Psalm 9:10; Jer. 29:13; Matt. 7:7; Heb. 11:6, for example). But sometimes people who seem like genuine seekers simply don't find God. I personally know many skeptics that claim to...

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Death, Taxes, and the Unexamined Life

Death, Taxes, and the Unexamined Life

Benjamin Franklin famously said that nothing in the world can be said to be certain except death and taxes. As April 15th quickly approaches, I assume most of us have recently put at least some thought into the subject of taxes. However, how much have you pondered...

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What Keeps People from Asking the Big Questions of Life?

What Keeps People from Asking the Big Questions of Life?

Do you think much about the big questions of life? Do you spend much time considering why we are here or what has gone wrong with the world? Have you examined various answers to possible solutions to that problem or wondered how we should live as a result? Do you have...

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The Uniquely Personal and Immanent God of Christianity

The Uniquely Personal and Immanent God of Christianity

In my last post, I argued that there is no need to deny similarities between Christianity and other religions. I also promised a post or two on the fact that Christianity is also very distinct from other religions. Here is the first. One unique aspect of Christianity...

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