Harvard hires new Chief Chaplain: Atheist Greg Epstein

As part of the NEWS TALK show this week, Brandon and Bob discussed the peculiar news that Harvard University hired a new chief chaplain. — an atheist named Greg Epstein.

Epstein, author of Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe, has been the university’s humanist chaplain since 2005 before being unanimously elected by his fellow campus chaplains as the university chaplains organization’s new president, the New York Times reported.

“I want to support students and the university community together around the fact that it’s been an extraordinarily trying time and almost anybody could be expected to have lost a little faith in humanity in recent years,” Epstein told the Guardian on Friday.

“We have a lot that divides us theologically but we have a tremendous amount in common when it comes to our shared desires … to support the human beings in our community as they try to live lives of meaning and purpose in a world that can sometimes threaten to rob us of [those senses], regardless of our beliefs,” he added.

News talk topic, with Brandon and Bob discussing the story.


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