Religion and Science, Again

Does it seem to you that in discussions between “science” and “religion” , most often “science” is the one who sets the terms of the discussion? It seems so to me. Not always, but often. We start with science and then see if religion has anything to add.  We approach the topic as if science has the more […]

Agreement on our place in the Universe?

Last October I wrote about the book, The View from the Center of the Universe: Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos by Joel R. Primack and Nancy Ellen Abrams. You can read my original post here and you can find the book’s website here. Well, I finished that book and then read, Thank God […]

Empires, Prophets, and Babies: Jesus birth and the Gospel according to Luke

Last week, I wrote that we trivialize the birth narratives and that we don’t take them seriously enough. Well, I want to try to remedy some of that this Advent and Christmas season. Because this is a blog and not a Biblical commentary, I won’t cover the topic exhaustively. (All though you will be the […]

Go and Make Disciples – You didn’t mean us, did you?

Here’s an interesting Biblical interpretation “fun fact”. The greatest majority of Protestants in the 16th century thought that the command of Jesus to go and make disciples (Matt 28: 17-20) didn’t apply to them. Jesus was speaking to the apostles and most people thought Jesus’ statement applied only to the apostles. They also believed that since the apostles had done just […]

Models: Science and Theology

Sometimes it is helpful to think about familiar things using unfamiliar language or concepts. That exercise can help us see things in a different and sometimes helpful way. Today I am suggesting we consider the concept of models. I’m not talking about model planes but rather models in the way science uses them. And I’m […]