Dean Moyar examines Hegel’s metaphilosophy through his views on philosophy’s relation to religion and to ethical life, and I make a case for the relevance of Hegel’s views to the present historical moment. I consider his formulation of a gateway problem according to which one needs to have some sense for religion in order to become interested in philosophy. I argue that ethical issues can also – by Hegel’s own lights – serve this gateway function because there are problems within morality and ethical life that raise philosophical questions for agents themselves. I further argue, somewhat against Hegel’s own self-understanding, that philosophy can take over the role that religion has played in supporting ethical life. I claim that the decisive point is to appreciate the evaluative character of Hegelian reason.