Canada has an interesting dilemma with this. “Science is but one valid belief among many?” AdvertisementsRead More Science and Native Beliefs
Reading more from John Muir before teaching my class today, this thought sauntered into my mind: We can’t BELIEVE what we SEE sometimes. . . So we tend to SEE what we BELIEVE. I read that to the class as a point to ponder, inspired by Muir’s interest in seeing Nature and the natural world […]Read More Something to Ponder
While I was attending an Easter service with my wife (she was the guest minister), gazing at the dead branches of an empty cross, wishing I could see out through the stained-glass to the spring green. . . my short essay on The Story was published on Rational Doubt (The Clergy Project): The Greatest Story Not […]Read More Secular in the Pew (Easter)
I originally wrote this for my weekly “Highland Views” column, then decided I’d “blog it” instead. A wise saying: “Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned.” Yet, question we must. “A Former Minister has Questions about the Cross” As we cross over from one season to […]Read More The Cross of Christ is a Question Mark
My minister wife and I had the same reaction to this local church’s “fun” event for the Easter holiday. Is this really what Christianity and “following Christ” has come to? I was particularly “moved” to see that some of the route passes through a graveyard. How appropriate. And, of course, “bring the kids”! Enough […]Read More Run with Jesus this Easter?
A friend’s daughter marched in Washington yesterday with a simple but powerful message our “leaders” need to hear. . .and act upon. Photo: Students from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, MarylandRead More The Powerful Voice of Youth
Stephen Hawking (1942-2018) A great mind, a great man of Science, is gone. Gone where? The magnificent cosmos was all the heaven he saw and studied. “One can’t prove that God doesn’t exist. But science makes God unnecessary. … The laws of physics can explain the universe without the need for a creator.” . . […]Read More Grateful for the Grand Design