For over three decades, WPBT2’s Viewpoint has brought various religious leaders and scholars together for discussions on topics of religious, moral and ethical importance to both South Florida and the world.
The goal of this monthly religion roundtable program is to provide a means by which the numerous religions of our community can come together to openly discuss timely and vital issues.
As communities grow and diversify, faith becomes an increasingly significant factor, and each religion offers a unique solution to the concerns of the community. How do today’s young adults view religion and spirituality? Is religion hampering science? Why is there a growing number of “spiritual but not religious”?
Hosted by Henry Mack, Ph.D., Viewpoint attempts to answer these and other questions in an effort to foster communication within the community and help educate viewers on different points of view.
When long-time host Steve Gushee passed away in April 2013, it was a difficult road ahead to find someone who could fill his shoes. In October 2013, Henry Mack officially took over the roll as host of Viewpoint.
Henry Mack is an Honors College Fellow and Philosophy Professor at Florida International University and an Instructor of Epistemology at Carrollton School in Miami, Florida.
An advocate of higher education, Henry frequently lectures on the future of the humanities and liberal arts in a globalized world. Henry is also an active board member of the Young Associates of the Coral Gables Museum, a group of young professionals whose primary concern is the proliferation of the arts and culture in Miami-Dade County.
He holds multiple graduate degrees in philosophy and theology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. His current teaching interests include theories of ethics, phenomenology, and medieval metaphysics.
His book, Eternal Questions and Answers: Aquinas for Our Age is forthcoming.