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God's Eternity Now (A Sketch)
I'm working on a paper about God's eternity and specifically whether God is timeless or temporal in some way. Here are a few notes. (It's been way too long since I posted here....) The decisive Christian analogy concerning time is that between the
eternal i...

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What Does Our President-Elect Think About Science?
As a member of the faculty, I wrote this piece for our  comparative religion and humanities department at Cal State Chico , and it seemed worth posting here too. This fall, ScientificAmerican posed Twenty Questions to the four presidential candidates  on th...

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Technology, Us and Two Brilliant, Representative, and Antiphonal Voices
As I’ve written many times , technology can take us in
both positive and negative directions. And there are brilliant voices for each.        First
of all, consider the work of Sherry Turkle, Abby Rockefeller Mauzé
Professor of the Social Studies of Science...

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Notes Toward a Review of Thomas F. Torrance's Theological Science
I’m reviewing Thomas F. Torrance’s Theological Science (1969) for a particular reason. It’s part of my
preparation for a response to comments on this book by Alister McGrath , Andreas
Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford.  The event will take ...

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Notes: Altruism and Happiness via the Apostle Paul and Stephen Post
I came across some notes in my computer, which once again stunned me. The topic is altruism and happiness.  The Apostle Paul reminds us that we will be more content, more who
we want to be if we give. As he wrote (or more accurately, dictated) in 2 Corinthi...

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Brexit, Perplexit, & Ways We Behave
I realize almost no one in the United States is talking about Brexit these days, but I've got a post that came to me as I was on vacation a few weeks ago. So casting caution and good sense aside, I decided to post this in the midst of the welter of news, in...

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"Because It's True": Why We Need to Engage Science for the Sake of the Gospel
I'm writing a book on why we need to integrate Christian faith and mainstream science, especially for emerging adults (18-30 years old). This is the current version of my opening paragraphs ("the lede" in publishing speak)--I'd be interested to know what yo...

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A Reflection on Technology and Angst
I've been pondering again why so often we are so drawn to our smart phones instead of to other human beings. MIT professor Sherry Turkle , author of both Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (2012) and Reclaiming Conve...

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Time and God's Eternity
I'm working on an academic article on time and eternity. I'm particularly gripped by the question of whether God's eternity implies that God is timeless. My answer to date is, No, in some way, God has to have movement and progression in order for there to b...

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An Invitation to Lent
“You must submit to
supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy.” - John Calvin If you’re not
familiar with Lent, it comes from the word “to lengthen”—in other words, during
these weeks the days begin to lengthen with the coming light of sp...
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