The Holy Post

If you live in a part of the country that was originally settled by Puritans or Quakers you will probably live a lot longer than if you live in a region colonized by the Scots, the Irish, or that was dominated by slavery. A new article explores why this is true, and we discuss how immigration patterns from 200 years ago even impacts how we read the Bible. UK broadcast, speaker, and host of the Unbelievable? Podcast, Justin Brierley, is back to discuss his new book, “The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God.” In it he documents how the same political divisions and culture war issues that are dividing the church have also ruptured the New Atheism movement, and how that’s leading more academics and intellectuals to reconsider the claims of Christianity. Also this week—the internet prevents dementia, and what books can we still burn in Denmark?

Holy Post Plus: 

Christian Asks - How to make sense of God’s wrath and anger

0:00 - Intro


 1:29 - Show starts


2:05 - Theme Song


2:27 - Sponsor - Faithful Counseling

Get 10% off your first month at


3:41 - Older adults should use the internet?


10:03 - Denmark bans burning religious texts

18:36 - America’s Surprising Partisan Divide on Life Expectancy


45:06 - “Why I’m Still a Christian” trailer


47:33 - Sponsor - Sundays Dog food


48:45 - Sponsor - AG1


50:18 - Interview Intro

Justin Brierley


53:48 - The Rise of New Atheism


58:33 - The Fall of New Atheism (Elevator Gate)


1:09:09 - Surprising Allies


1:28:44 - End Credits

Links mentioned in news segment:


Older adults who regularly use the internet have half the risk of dementia compared to non-regular users


Denmark to Ban Public Burning of the Bible and Quran


America’s Surprising Partisan Divide on Life Expectancy

Other resources:

The Surprising Rebirth of Belief in God: Why New Atheism Grew Old and Secular Thinkers Are Considering Christianity Again by Justin Brierley

Holy Post website:


Holy Post Plus:


Holy Post Patreon:


Holy Post Merch Store:

The Holy Post is supported by our listeners. We may earn affiliate commissions through links listed here. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.


Direct download: News_582b.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am CDT