Nancy R. Pearcey, editor-at-large of The Pearcey Report, is scholar in residence and professor at Houston Baptist University, where she is also director of the Francis Schae- ffer Center for Worldview and Culture. She is also a fellow at the Discovery Institute. Previ- ously she was the Francis A. Schaeffer Scholar at the World Journalism Institute, where she taught a worldview course based on her book Total Truth, 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 her most recent book, Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, and Meaning.
Formerly an agnostic, Nancy studied violin in Heidel- berg in the early 1970s, then traveled to Switzerland to study Christian worldview at L'Abri Fellowship, where Francis Schaeffer was living and teaching. Lat-er she graduated from Iowa State University with a Distributed Studies degree (philosophy, German, mus- ic). After earning a master's in Biblical Studies from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, she pur- sued graduate work in the history of philosophy at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto and received a doctoral degree (honorary) from Philadelphia Biblical University. She has also been a visiting scholar at Biola University's Torrey Honors Institute.
Heralded as "America's pre-eminent evangelical Pro- testant female intellectual" (The Economist), Nancy has addressed staffers on Capitol Hill and at the White House; actors and screenwriters in Hollywood; scientists at labs such as Sandia and Los Alamos; students and faculty at Stanford, Dartmouth, Princeton, USC, Ohio State, and the University of Georgia; as well as educational and activist groups, including the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. She has appeared on NPR and C-SPAN.
Nancy began publishing articles on science and world- view in 1977 for the Bible-Science Newsletter, where for 13 years she analyzed the Christian worldview themes she would develop more fully in later books and articles. In 1991 she became the founding editor of the daily radio program "BreakPoint," where she served for nearly nine years as executive editor, heading up a team of writers producing broadcast-ready commentaries, and authoring more than 1,000 commentaries herself. Under her intellectual lead-ership, the program grew into an influential outlet for a Christian worldview perspective on current events, with an estimated weekly audience of five million. She was also policy director and senior fellow of the Wil- berforce Forum, and for five years she coauthored a monthly column in Christianity Today.
Nancy has served as managing editor of Origins & De- sign, an editorial board member of Salem Communi- cations, and a commentator on Public Square Radio. Her articles have appeared in American Thinker, the Washington Times, Human Events, First Things, World, Pro Rege, Human Life Review, American Enterprise, The Family in America, In addition to Saving Leonardo and Total Truth, Nancy is author of The Soul of Science and co-author of How Now Shall We Live? (with novelist Harold Fickett and former White House operative Charles W. Colson). She contributed the Foreword to The Right Questions, and chapters to Of Pandas and People, Mere Creation, Pro-Life Feminism, Genetic Ethics, Signs of Intelligence, Reading God's World, Un- common Dissent, and the Phillip Johnson Festschrift titled Darwin's Nemesis. Nancy and Rick have two wonderful sons, both of whom were homeschooled as part of their education. Selected Articles
In addition to Saving Leonardo and Total Truth, Nancy is author of The Soul of Science and co-author of How Now Shall We Live? (with novelist Harold Fickett and former White House operative Charles W. Colson). She contributed the Foreword to The Right Questions, and chapters to Of Pandas and People, Mere Creation, Pro-Life Feminism, Genetic Ethics, Signs of Intelligence, Reading God's World, Un- common Dissent, and the Phillip Johnson Festschrift titled Darwin's Nemesis. Nancy and Rick have two wonderful sons, both of whom were homeschooled as part of their education.
J. RICHARD PEARCEY
John Richard Pearcey is editor and publisher of The Pearcey Report and its blog, Pro-Exis- tence, as well as scholar for worldview studies and asso- ciate director of the Francis Schaeffer Center for World- view and Culture at Houston Baptist University. He is form- erly managing editor of the Capitol Hill newspaper Human Events and associate editor of the "Evans-Novak Political Report." Born in Germany, educated in the United States, Canada, and Germany, with informal studies at L'Abri Fellowship in Huemoz, Switzerland, Pearcey’s writings have appeared at American Think- er, CNSNews, Examiner, WND, Human Events, Bound- less, Citizen, The World & I (published by the Wash- ington Times Corp.), and elsewhere.
His published writings address topics in film, books, science, politics, social issues, breaking news, and worldview. He is the author of more than 200 commentaries for BreakPoint radio, providing lead- ership and expertise in political, cultural, and worldview analysis to help launch that national radio program. In addition, Pearcey has served as senior writer with the MacLaurin Institute and as worldview correspondent for radio KDIA 1640 AM in San Francisco. He has also held positions as proofreader, copyeditor, assistant editor, and section editor at The World & I magazine. While at the National Journalism Center on Capitol Hill, he participated in an internship at Radio America.
Pearcey has edited best-selling books, including Per- secution: How Liberals Are Waging War Against Christianity (by David Limbaugh) and Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity (by Nancy Pearcey). Additional book editing projects include Story Craft: Reflections on Faith, Culture, and Writing from the Author of Hank the Cowdog (by John Erickson; 7.5 million "Hank" books sold), The Ev- erlasting Hatred: The Roots of Jihad (by Hal Lindsey) and Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, and Meaning (by Nancy Pearcey). In 2012, he wrote the Foreword to Emancipating the World: A Christian Response to Radical Islam and Fundamentalist Atheism, by Darrow L. Miller.
Richard has also served as guest editor of the science journal Origins & Design. His research projects include studying sex education in Canadian schools. In November 2006, he added Pro-Existence as the weblog of The Pearcey Report. Also a speaker, Richard's previous engagements include remarks delivered at Hillsdale College, L’Abri Fellowship, The Awakening, and MacKenzie University (Sao Paulo).
Richard holds an M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, and an M.Phil.F. from the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto, where he studied Christian worldview and wrote a master's thesis on “Carl F. H. Henry and the Question of Empirical Verification.” While in Toronto, Pearcey led seminars at the University of Toronto on the thought of Francis Schaeffer and on the philosophy of Dutch neo-Calvinist Hermann Dooyeweerd.
Guitarist with a nod to the blues, Pearcey appears as a rhythm classical guitarist on a Toronto-produced album, enjoys improvising on piano, and is the proud creator of one painting. He has led classes in cultural analysis based on the Schaeffer book-video project How Should We Then Live? He met Nancy Randolph in Switzerland, and several years later they were married in Apple Valley, Minnesota. The Pearceys' two sons have enjoyed a diversity of educational experiences, including homeschooling.