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Welcome to
thinking better.

Let's move the needle. Let's shift the paradigm. Let's reconsider, reframe, or perhaps just renew our understanding of things that matter. And then let's live differently.

I know, and you know, that merely learning more about something, or even changing one's interpretation of something, doesn't necessarily result in betterment of life, in greater flourishing. But many things that need improving won't be improved, or improved much, without better thinking about them—much better thinking.

 

So that's what I aim to offer you through ThinkBetterMedia. Opportunities to think better. I hope you'll come along and find it well worth your while.

John Stackhouse is extraordinarily gifted at making important, but esoteric, developments in philosophy and theology accessible to the general public. And as a theological critic of trends in contemporary society, he has no peer.
His insights are penetrating and, often, surprising.

—Nicholas Wolterstorff, Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology, Yale University

PROF. JOHN STACKHOUSE HAS BEEN FEATURED BY

THINKBETTER

Media

Columns 

A weekly column to continue the current series.

Also hot (or, sometimes, cool) takes on recent events. Plus pointed commentary on developments in theology, ethics, church struggles, and serious discipleship.

Audio

The regular posts will be offered also in audio form, for you busy types who have to "read" on the run. Some of the occasional posts we'll convert to audio for you, too.

Special Events

Once a month a conversation with one of Professor Stackhouse's friends around the world. And bimonthly a live Q&A session.

A Sampling of Upcoming Series 

ThinkBetter Series let us dive more deeply into topics deserving a longer look such as: **. "These longer looks will provide" a sustained explanation and critical evaluation of a crucial subject—with concluding attention, almost always, to implications and applications. 

1

Critical Race Theory

Championed by so-called anti-racists as The Cure for Racism and castigated by frightened folk on the right as the latest expression of Oppressive Wokeness, CRT is mostly badly understood—by both sides. This series will outline its origins, its metamorphoses (and metastases), and its true implications for public education, scholarship, and the pursuit of racial harmony.

2

What Happened to Christian Canada?

—and Christian America? Britain? Australia? New Zealand? This series will draw on history, sociology, theology, political science, and (of course) sports to discover why things have changed so much, so quickly, for the worse—and, from a Christian point of view, also for the better. (Yes, secularization theory will be amply discussed, don't you worry.)

3

Why I'm Not Sorry

I'm a Christian

There are lots of reasons to be sorry as a Christian. But Professor Stackhouse maintains that, on balance and on the whole, it's much better to be a Christian than not to be. Rather like, on balance and on the whole, it's much better to be alive and healthy than not to be. This series will outline the best reasons Christians have found to stay Christian, and why the best reasons to jettison the religion aren't finally compelling. So, yes, still "humble apologetics"—but not apologetic.

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PLUS we now can offer richer, more frequent, and more varied content to friends who can help support our work through subscriptions. Choose a plan that works for you:

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You want more: more sustained attention to a crucial topic Professor Stackhouse is treating in a series, and more frequent news and views offered on the fly.

Exclusive content on apologetics, theology, epistemology, ethics, and discipleship.

Weekly exclusive blogs

Subscriber-only updates and news

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Professor Stackhouse wanted to call this group "The Inner Ring" (with a nod to C. S. Lewis), but we talked him out of it. You're a friend and a fan who knows that nothing online is actually free. You want to keep Professor Stackhouse writing and speaking. And you look forward to the special events available—with thanks!—only to Sustainers.

Exclusive content on apologetics, theology, epistemology, ethics, and discipleship.

 

Weekly exclusive blogs

Subscriber-only updates and news

Access to members-only archives 

Annual sustainers save 12% on subscription

Live Q & A's with Professor Stackhouse 

Exclusive access to regular interviews 

$29/mth or $299/ yr