Sophie’s Choice and the presence of God

Sophie’s Choice and the presence of God

Photo by Grant Whitty/Unsplash The landscape has changed. I shuddered when, in March, the Centers for Disease Control predicted that 100,000 people would die of COVID-19 by June. I estimated that is at least 3,000 deaths per week. As I write this, we have reached...
Popular culture’s witness to moral urgency

Popular culture’s witness to moral urgency

I consider J. Robert Oppenheimer a classic example of ambivalence towards science and technology. Oppenheimer, a brilliant physicist and director of the Los Alamos lab that produced the first atom bomb, is one of the most important scientists of the 20th century. He...
Telling a story of human becoming

Telling a story of human becoming

Religion-and-science must be about the human journey, about the struggle to arrive at the meaning of being human today. It is a journey searching for new symbols by which to interpret an experience that is formative for our times. This journey is also a journey of...
The Human Story: Created to be a creator

The Human Story: Created to be a creator

Curiosity and wonder over what it means to be human, as well as humanity’s frailty in a technological future, is the backdrop not only for a gripping Hollywood film script, but for religion-and-science exploration at large. Here and now, it is not enough that...
Naturalism — Full-bodied and God-intoxicated

Naturalism — Full-bodied and God-intoxicated

I call my view of nature and naturalism a “God-intoxicated” concept. My apologies to seventeenth century Baruch Spinoza, whose philosophy has been described this way (but this does not make me a “Spinozist”!). Some would call it “theistic...
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