Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thursday Thoughts - March 28

The longer theology refuses to engage with science, the more the lack of credibility for doing so will proliferate. By the way, an engagement here doesn’t mean dabbling in the field, while dogmatically holding one’s theological ground, but carefully examining claims and being open to the challenge that science may offer to outmoded theological stances, including those related to talking serpents, magic trees in a garden, and global floods, and then modifying views accordingly.  


Wednesday, March 27, 2019


If you’re burnt out by churches, disgusted with hypocrisy, fed up with hype, searching for integrity, struggling with your faith, looking for God, exploring spirituality, and hoping to understand something about life, these books are for you – Living Spiritual Rhythms - Books 1-4.


Monday, March 25, 2019

Reflection for the Week - March 25

In science there can be a false notion of ultimate symmetry – unification – or some grand theory that explains everything. Doesn’t exist. We’re too exposed to the unknown. And asymmetry is essential to the planet and universe too. Thus, there are no metanarratives. Being in tension about these matters can be exciting, instead of depressing. The quest for light is never over and the pursuit gets more interesting all the time. Pleasantly terrified, I press on.


Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thursday Thoughts - March 21

Protest is a negation of relativism.


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Living Spiritual Rhythms - March 20

Having serious questions about the nature of the biblical text should be considered a privilege. Getting concerns about authority, history, and the universe out on the table, is essential. Taking time to work through questions and learn from them will be rewarding, though we may not find many answers. Don’t worry, confusion can be exciting. Thus, instead of a blind acceptance of the biblical text, we should be promoting a spirit of openness that welcomes questioning it.


Monday, March 18, 2019

Reflection for the Week - March 18

The Trusting Primate
Many people are intoxicated with suspicion. They claim they are suspicious of everything. And why not? What’s worth trusting? After all, heroines and heroes have all but disappeared from the scene these days, except in fantasy stories.

As that is the case, this view may have something going for it. But I wonder if such elevated toxicity levels could be a problem, since it seems that no one is entirely suspicious. Here’s why. Trust always precedes suspicion, thus suspicion presupposes trust because we have to trust the accuracy of our suspicions, or we wouldn’t have them. I’d wager humans are first strike trusting primates and can’t help but trust, and this may indeed be a revealing insight concerning an important dimension of who we are.