Reasons to Believe


  • Think Again: What Is a Genuine Education?

    Learning to think for oneself is one of the most important intellectual duties in life. Truth needs to be pursued and apprehended by each individual person. And one of the great benefits of being made … more

  • Reading As a Stress Reliever

    For the last 35 years of my life I have made it my goal to try to read at least three hours a day. It’s an ambitious objective, and there have certainly been many days that I haven’t … more

  • How to Choose a History Book

    I make no secret about my love for my country and its history. If you hang around Reflections long enough, you’ll see me address topics like World War II (in which my father fought) and the JFK … more

  • Five Reading Tips to Stretch Your Mind

    The motto for the United Negro College Fund sends chills up my spine whenever I hear it: "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."  This simple sentence is foreboding—yet it offers a worthy … more

  • What Does Reading Do to Your Brain?

    In a conversation on the accomplishments to be desired in the ideal woman, Jane Austen's Mr. Darcy comments, "And to all this she must yet add something more substantial, in the improvement of her … more

  • Why God Gave Us a Book Instead of a Nook

    My 18-year-old son, Michael, recently told me that he does almost all of his reading on electronic devices. As his dinosaur-era father, I read almost exclusively from physical books.

    All three of my … more

  • A Conversation on the Life of the Mind, Part 3

    Throughout this series RTB editor Maureen Moser and I have been discussing the importance of loving God with our mind (see part 1 and part 2). Scripture is clear that believers are obligated to love … more

  • Reflective Thinking: A Great Idea

    I believe ideas rule the world. I find it very fulfilling to think and talk about the great ideas of history that have succeeded in changing the world. I also love lists. Therefore, knowing me well, … more

  • The World Needs All Kinds of Minds

    I was recently fascinated while watching the biopic about innovator and activist, Temple Grandin. This groundbreaking animal behaviorist exemplifies high-functioning autism (also called … more

  • Ducking Tabloid Science

    Highlighting new discoveries and how they provide new evidence for the God of the Bible marks one of the distinctive features of RTB’s approach to scientific research. Our scholar team works … more

  • Quote of the Week: John Jefferson Davis, 2

    This great impetus to intellectual advance came from the conviction that the Bible was indeed a written revelation of divine origin and authority. Christianity, a “religion of the book,” … more

  • Is TV Bad, Good, or Neither?

    A ninety-plus degree day, an inadequate ladder, shorts instead of jeans, and a non-English or even Spanish-speaking person to spot me on the ladder marked at least several ways in which I was … more