We live in a world splintered by ethnicity, tradition, race, belief system, and just about any variable imaginable. But even so, technology has brought our world closer together than ever before.

Needless to say, this makes understanding and relating to other humans and their beliefs very difficult and very complicated.

So how do we make sense of a world that seems simultaneously torn apart and close together?

Author, speaker, attorney, and professor David Skeel says that the Christian faith provides answers to some of the toughest facets of relating to people with other traditions and belief systems.

He’s written the book  and he joined Dr. Bill Maier Live! to explain why an admittedly complex faith can solve some of the complex problems in our world.

Skeel says Christians must first embrace the thought that complicated notions and ideas can actually be a good thing:

“If you’re willing to step out into complexity of this world as we know it, Christianity has great explanations….science without religion doesn’t. I think it’s an opportunity to start to bridge gaps between Christians and atheists.”

Highlight: the problem of evil

How Christ makes sense of a complex world



David Skeel is the S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been interviewed on The News Hour, Nightline, Chris Matthews’ Hardball (MSNBC), National Public Radio, and Marketplace, among others, and has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and other newspapers and magazines. Skeel has twice received the Harvey Levin award for outstanding teaching, as selected by a vote of the graduating class, and has also received the University’s Lindback Award for distinguished teaching. In addition to bankruptcy and corporate law, Skeel also writes on sovereign debt, Christianity and law, and poetry and the law, and is an elder at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.