This week, Devin and Melissa will be joined by scholar, apologist and author, Nancy Pearcey. Previously Mrs. Pearcey was the Francis A. Schaeffer Scholar at the World Journalism Institute, where she taught a worldview course based on her book Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity, winner of the 2005 ECPA Gold Medallion Award for best book on Christianity and Society. She has also served as professor of worldview studies at Philadelphia Biblical University, during which time she wrote Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, and Meaning.
Pearcey also co-authored How Now Shall We Live?, which was a 2000 ECPA Gold Medallion Award winner. Her latest book, which we will discuss during this episode, is Finding Truth: 5 Principles for Unmasking Atheism, Secularism, and Other God Substitutes.
Formerly an agnostic, Pearcey studied under Francis Schaeffer at L'Abri in Switzerland. She earned an MA from Covenant Theological Seminary and pursued further graduate work in History of Philosophy at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto. Heralded as "America's pre-eminent evangelical Protestant female intellectual" (The Economist), Pearcey is professor and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University. She is a fellow of the Discovery Institute and editor-at-large of The Pearcey Report. As founding editor of the radio program BreakPoint, she also coauthored a monthly column with Chuck Colson in Christianity Today.
Pearcey has contributed to several books and published more than a hundred articles. She has spoken in the US Capitol and the White House; at universities such as Princeton, Stanford, and Dartmouth; to actors in Hollywood and artists in New York City; on NPR and C-SPAN. Her earlier books include The Soul of Science.