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Youth Ministry’s Pivot in the Faith and Science Conversation | Critical Reflections

July 23, 2017


This article was inboxed to me by a congregant and friend. Out of respect for the people I serve and with whom I share community, I offer below the article in full with my comments in bold and blue, “[via:…].” Youth Ministry’s Pivot in the Faith and Science Conversation Steve Argue, PhD If you’re a youth […]

The Median Isn’t the Message by Stephen Jay Gould

April 25, 2015


In 1982, I learned I was suffering from a rare and serious cancer. After surgery, I asked my doctor what the best technical literature on the cancer was. She told me, with a touch of diplomacy, that there was nothing really worth reading. I soon realized why she had offered that humane advice: my cancer […]

TED | Martin Rees: Can we prevent the end of the world?

August 25, 2014


Ten years ago, I wrote a book which I entitled “Our Final Century?” Question mark. My publishers cut out the question mark. (Laughter) The American publishers changed our title to “Our Final Hour.” Americans like instant gratification and the reverse. (Laughter) 0:31 And my theme was this: Our Earth has existed for 45 million centuries, […]

Lean In | Notes & Review

January 27, 2014


Sheryl Sandberg. Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will To Lead. Alfred A. Knopf, 2013 (228 pages) & Introduction: Internalizing the Revolution It is time for us to face the fact that our revolution has stalled. The promise of equality is not the same as true equality. | A truly equal world would […]

TED | William Noel: Revealing the lost codex of Archimedes

January 6, 2014


The great texts of the ancient world don’t survive to us in their original form. They survive because medieval scribes copied them and copied them and copied them. And so it is with Archimedes, the great Greek mathematician. Everything we know about Archimedes as a mathematician we know about because of just three books, and […]

The Whole Sweep of Scripture, by N.T. Wright (transcript)

January 1, 2014


How do I read the Bible? Do I read it from the left or from the right? It depends on whether you’re reading the Old Testament or the New because in the Old Testament it’s Hebrew, so of course you read it from the right to the left, and the New Testament is in Greek, […]

lol…OMG! | Notes & Review

September 15, 2012


Matt Ivester. lol…OMG: What Every Student Needs to Know About Online Reputation Management, Digital Citizenship and Cyberbullying. Special Edition. Serra Knight Publishing, 2012. (136 pages) Forward by David Bohnett He encourages us to forge identities online that are consistent with our better selves, and to take a proactive stance on creating and monitoring our […]