Advent may be a good time to think about the spirituality of science. Genuine science is not really secular, but spiritual. Think about its spirituality. Here are five spiritual dimensions of science: Mystery Science proceeds
Is meaning correspondence and signification—one thing in relation to something else? “Meaningless! Meaningless! Everything is meaningless. What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under
Are humans unique among all living things? Are we special? The two extremes here are fairly obvious, I suppose: Yes! Humans certainly are special; unique among all living creatures. Secular version: Rationalism, Enlightenment—humans’ superior wisdom.
Ignoring Genesis 9 in covenant theology is like ignoring John 1 in Jesus theology. Skipping God’s earth covenant in soteriology is like skipping the incarnation in Christology. Yet as I noted in my January 3
My visits to Haiti (2009, pre-earthquake, and again this year) have prompted me to think more deeply about the relationship between the gospel and economics. Most of Haiti’s problems are economic. True also in many
In Europe’s Middle Ages (500-1500), people knew nothing about bacteria and other microbes. So they suffered the consequences in disease and plague. Today in North America people know next to nothing about ecology and the
Barbara Kingsolver, Flight Behavior: A Novel. New York: HarperCollins, 2012. 437 pp. — Barbara Kingsolver is a fine writer. One can learn a lot about writing just from carefully reading her superbly crafted work. She