Being Human in a World full of Beings

Growing up with an interest in science, particularly biology and ecology, means I view the world somewhat differently than some other people. I didn’t realize this until I started having theological conversations with people. To over simplify, most biologists see the world as a web of connections and relationships. From biochemical processes to ecosystems, nothing exists in […]

Bodies and Souls, or Spirited Bodies, reflections on the book by Nancey Murphy

Here is a quiz for you.  Don’t worry it’s only one question. Which of these choices best describes what you think human beings are. *      1. Humans are composed of one “part”: a physical body.             1a. Human beings are “nothing but” our physical bodies. (materialism)             1b. Human beings are complex physical beings,  […]

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 […]