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Welcome to

thinking better.

Reconsider, Reframe, or Renew your understanding of things

that matter and start living better.

Resources for shifting paradigms

ThinkBetter Media provides frameworks and oppurtunties to help you better understand and respond to the challenges of contemporary culture & Christianity. 

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CLARITY

What's wrong? 

Whether in a particular organization, in a social sector (such as church, academy, or popular culture), or even at a national level, John Stackhouse specializes in identifying exactly what's going ondrawing on the social sciences to ground analysis in evidence and on philosophy and theology to call things by their proper names.

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CONTEXT

How did we get here? 

We can't move forward—as individuals, institutions, or societies—until we have thoroughly understood where we have been, and what has brought us to the present. Only then can we plan for a better future.

Wide training in history, equips him to tell your story, the story of your organization, and the story of your context. 

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ACTIONABLES

What should we do? 

Supported by  decades of extensive research, John Stackhouse has a few good ideas about what works and what doesn't.
As an ethicist, expert witness, and experienced institutional consultant, John Stackhouse makes recommendations for the real world: specific, concrete, and practical. 

 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

Resources for defending & commending
the Faith in the real world

Multiple levels of access available to regular explanation of, and commentary on, breaking news, cultural trends, theological scholarship, church struggles, and serious discipleship informed by theology, philosophy, history, and social science + frequent additional members-only content + monthly sustainers-only special events

Apologetics

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Meet the Prof.

Professor John Stackhouse, Phd

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Canada has produced one of Christianity’s most clever—and demanding—givers of worthwhile advice in John Stackhouse.

—Douglas Todd,

Award-Winning Ethics and Diversity Editor, 

The Vancouver Sun

What's Included

Signature Series 

Weekly instalments of the current ThinkBetter Signature Series.

News Response

 

Also hot (or, sometimes, cool) takes on recent events.

Pointed Commentary

Pointed commentary on developments in theology, ethics, church struggles, and serious discipleship.

Guest Interviews

New recording each month of a conversation with one of Professor Stackhouse's friends around the world.

Live Q &A'S

Bi-monthly members-only live Q&A sessions with Professor Stackhouse.

Audio Recordings

Special posts will be offered also in audio form, for you busy types who have to "read" on the run. 

ThinkBetter "Signature" Series

 ThinkBetter "Signature" Series are deep dives into eight different topics deserving a longer look such as. Each series will provide a sustained explanation and critical evaluation of a crucial subject—with concluding attention, almost always, to implications and applications. Below is a sampling of three of the eight signature series that will be offered.

2023 Topics Sampling

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.

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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.)

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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.

Later series will look at topics such as  deconstruction, populism, and atonement theory to name a few more of what to expect.

Upcoming Guest Interviews
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Carolyn Arends

Singer, Songwriter, Author,

and Director of Education for Renovaré

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Ruth Padilla DeBrost

Associate Professor of World Christianity at Western Seminary &  Co-Leader of the Comunidad de Estudios Teológicos Interdisciplinarios

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Steve Evans

Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Baylor University

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Bonnie Wurzbacher

Former Chief Resource Development Officer at World Vision International and former Senior Vice President at Coca-Cola International

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Mark Noll 

Research Professor of History at Regent College and Francis A. McAnaney Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Notre Dame

Canada has produced one of Christianity’s most clever—and demanding—givers of worthwhile advice in John Stackhouse.

—Douglas Todd, Award-Winning Ethics and Diversity Editor, The Vancouver Sun

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

 

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