To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. – Ecclesiastes… Read More To Everything, Turn.
“(P)rogressives have a God-talk problem. That is, progressives write lots of books and blog posts about social issues, the church, culture, and society. But we don’t write that much about God. That is, we don’t say substantive things about who God is, what God does, etc. You might say the same thing about conservative Protestants… Read More God-Talk: Acknowledging the Individual and God
I spent some time talking with a good friend yesterday morning about our personal spiritual beliefs, but mostly we talked about how challenging it is to have constructive conversation with our friends and associates about issues of faith and science. My friend and I have what seem to be very different beliefs about some things, but honestly at the end of the day I still don’t think we are that far apart in what matters.… Read More Lion of the Morning
I like the idea from the lecture I attended, and from Crossnan. If it doesn’t make sense, the answer may not be I need to “have more faith.” Maybe, just maybe, I’m not paying attention to the right thing. More egos in the religious community need to allow for that very real possibility.… Read More Recognizing Jesus: Some Thoughts on Faith and Reason
My spiritual journey propelled me into a braver, stronger, richer place as a child of God. My hope is that one or more of these essays will do the same for you!… Read More Rebranding a Life: Spirituality and Chronic Illness
Probably there will always be things that science can’t explain, and I would venture to say most of those things involve bursts of human greatness more than our frailties. The sins, the crimes, the failures – these seem graph-able and biologically understandable. But what of the redemptions, the victories, the forgiveness and yes the love that make no sense around the dinner table, much less the laboratory?… Read More Proving It – The Soul of Science