John Pavlovitz is a writer, pastor and activist from Wake Forest, North Carolina. A 25-year veteran in the trenches of local church ministry, he is committed to equality, diversity and justice – both inside and outside faith communities. Over the past few years, his blog, Stuff That Needs to Be Said, has become a virtual hub for millions of people from all over the world that choose to read and share his wisdom and insight.
Steven Pinker is an experimental psychologist who conducts research in visual cognition, psycholinguistics and social relations. He is the Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. He writes for publications such as the New York Times, Time and The Atlantic, and is the author of several books including The Language Instinct, How the Mind Works, The Blank Slate, The Stuff of Thought, The Better Angels of Our Nature, The Sense of Style and Enlightenment Now.