Category Archives: Worldview

Katharine Hayhoe–The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: Talk about it | Reflections & Transcript

REFLECTIONS In recent interactions with climate deniers (or at least, “minimizers,”) I found myself flabbergasted at the willful ignorance, apathetic dismissiveness, and religious posturing that denied climate change, labeling it a “hoax,” definitely “false,” or some sort of partisan lie.

Katharine Hayhoe–The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: Talk about it | Reflections & Transcript

REFLECTIONS In recent interactions with climate deniers (or at least, “minimizers,”) I found myself flabbergasted at the willful ignorance, apathetic dismissiveness, and religious posturing that denied climate change, labeling it a “hoax,” definitely “false,” or some sort of partisan lie.

Finite and Infinite Games | Notes

James P. Carse. Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility. Ballantine Books, 1986. (180 pages) The rules of the finite games may not change; the rules of an infinite game must change. Finite players play within boundaries;

Finite and Infinite Games | Notes

James P. Carse. Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility. Ballantine Books, 1986. (180 pages) The rules of the finite games may not change; the rules of an infinite game must change. Finite players play within boundaries;

21 Lessons for the 21st Century | Reflections & Critical Notes

Yuval Noah Harari. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. Spiegel & Grau, 2018. (372 pages) REFLECTIONS If a book sits on a shelf and no one reads it, does it make a sound? p. 326 If you want provocation, look no

21 Lessons for the 21st Century | Reflections & Critical Notes

Yuval Noah Harari. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. Spiegel & Grau, 2018. (372 pages) REFLECTIONS If a book sits on a shelf and no one reads it, does it make a sound? p. 326 If you want provocation, look no

Enlightenment Now | Critical Reflections, Critical Reviews, & Notes

Steven Pinker. Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. Penguin Random House, 2018. (556 pages) CRITICAL REFLECTIONS There are several possible approaches to the dilemma of this juncture in human history. Some panic. Some celebrate. Some hope and

Enlightenment Now | Critical Reflections, Critical Reviews, & Notes

Steven Pinker. Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress. Penguin Random House, 2018. (556 pages) CRITICAL REFLECTIONS There are several possible approaches to the dilemma of this juncture in human history. Some panic. Some celebrate. Some hope and

The Passion of the Western Mind | Reflections & Notes

Richard Tarnas. The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View. Ballantine Books, 1991. (544 pages) REFLECTIONS This may be my top favorite book ever. The mere scope of the project is astonishing, and

The Passion of the Western Mind | Reflections & Notes

Richard Tarnas. The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View. Ballantine Books, 1991. (544 pages) REFLECTIONS This may be my top favorite book ever. The mere scope of the project is astonishing, and

TED | Gus Casely-Hayford: The powerful stories that shaped Africa

Now, Hegel — he very famously said that Africa was a place without history, without past, without narrative. Yet, I’d argue that no other continent has nurtured, has fought for, has celebrated its history more concertedly. The struggle to keep African narrative alive has been one

TED | Gus Casely-Hayford: The powerful stories that shaped Africa

Now, Hegel — he very famously said that Africa was a place without history, without past, without narrative. Yet, I’d argue that no other continent has nurtured, has fought for, has celebrated its history more concertedly. The struggle to keep African narrative alive has been one

Michelle Higgins: Seeing Past the Color Line in the Bay Area | Notes

The following are a few notes from a talk that Michelle gave at the University of AME Zion church in Palo Alto, November 12, 2016 hosted by TBC. You can see her talk here, read her CT article here, and

Michelle Higgins: Seeing Past the Color Line in the Bay Area | Notes

The following are a few notes from a talk that Michelle gave at the University of AME Zion church in Palo Alto, November 12, 2016 hosted by TBC. You can see her talk here, read her CT article here, and

Finding God In The Waves | Notes & Review

Mike McHargue. Finding God In The Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science. Converent, 2016. (273 pages) The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the

Finding God In The Waves | Notes & Review

Mike McHargue. Finding God In The Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science. Converent, 2016. (273 pages) The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the

The Great Partnership | Notes & Review

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. The Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning. Schocken, 2011. (369 pages) Reviews: Ian Marcus Corbin, Wall Street Journal; Richard Holloway, The Guardian; Ziauddin Sardar, Independent; Wallace Greene, Jewish Book Council; Introduction  Debates about religion and

The Great Partnership | Notes & Review

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. The Great Partnership: Science, Religion, and the Search for Meaning. Schocken, 2011. (369 pages) Reviews: Ian Marcus Corbin, Wall Street Journal; Richard Holloway, The Guardian; Ziauddin Sardar, Independent; Wallace Greene, Jewish Book Council; Introduction  Debates about religion and

The Unbelievers | Review

The Unbelievers, 2013 [NR] Really, there isn’t much to review. This film is the equivalent of being the proverbial “fly on the wall,” to the “dynamic duo of science,” in their exhaustive travels from one public appearance to another. It’s

The Unbelievers | Review

The Unbelievers, 2013 [NR] Really, there isn’t much to review. This film is the equivalent of being the proverbial “fly on the wall,” to the “dynamic duo of science,” in their exhaustive travels from one public appearance to another. It’s

TED | Steven Pinker & Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: The long reach of reason

Steven Pinker (SP): Okay. Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (RNG): Reason appears to have fallen on hard times: Popular culture plumbs new depths of dumbth and political discourse has become a race to the bottom. We’re living in an era of scientific

TED | Steven Pinker & Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: The long reach of reason

Steven Pinker (SP): Okay. Rebecca Newberger Goldstein (RNG): Reason appears to have fallen on hard times: Popular culture plumbs new depths of dumbth and political discourse has become a race to the bottom. We’re living in an era of scientific

“Ham on Nye” #CreationDebate | Notes & Critical Review

“Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era?” Point-by-point Analysis and Commentary: KEN HAM | 5 min. Opening Statement: Ham opens up with this quote from the Richard Dawkins Foundation [RDF]: “Scientists should not debate creationists.

“Ham on Nye” #CreationDebate | Notes & Critical Review

“Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era?” Point-by-point Analysis and Commentary: KEN HAM | 5 min. Opening Statement: Ham opens up with this quote from the Richard Dawkins Foundation [RDF]: “Scientists should not debate creationists.

TED | Julia Sweeney: Letting go of God

On September 10, the morning of my seventh birthday, I came downstairs to the kitchen, where my mother was washing the dishes and my father was reading the paper or something, and I sort of presented myself to them in

TED | Julia Sweeney: Letting go of God

On September 10, the morning of my seventh birthday, I came downstairs to the kitchen, where my mother was washing the dishes and my father was reading the paper or something, and I sort of presented myself to them in

The Reason For God | Notes & Review

Timothy Keller. The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism. Riverhead Books, 2008. (310 pages) Introduction I find your lack of faith — disturbing. – Darth Vader The Enemies Are Both Right. In short, the world is polarizing

The Reason For God | Notes & Review

Timothy Keller. The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism. Riverhead Books, 2008. (310 pages) Introduction I find your lack of faith — disturbing. – Darth Vader The Enemies Are Both Right. In short, the world is polarizing

Something From Nothing? | Notes, Review, & Response

A conversation with Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss. 7pm | Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 | ASU Gammage Auditorium http://richarddawkins.net/videos/644930-dawkins-krauss-discussion-from-asu-4-feb http://origins.asu.edu/ NOTES [I have striven to be completely accurate in the following transcription. I take full responsibility for any typos or

Something From Nothing? | Notes, Review, & Response

A conversation with Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss. 7pm | Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 | ASU Gammage Auditorium http://richarddawkins.net/videos/644930-dawkins-krauss-discussion-from-asu-4-feb http://origins.asu.edu/ NOTES [I have striven to be completely accurate in the following transcription. I take full responsibility for any typos or

TED | Alain deBotton: Atheism 2.0 – Notes & Review

One of the most fascinating talks on religion and secularism, a programme of bringing both forward. My notes and review below. — NOTES — I would like to inaugurate a new way of being an atheist. PREMISE: Of course, there

TED | Alain deBotton: Atheism 2.0 – Notes & Review

One of the most fascinating talks on religion and secularism, a programme of bringing both forward. My notes and review below. — NOTES — I would like to inaugurate a new way of being an atheist. PREMISE: Of course, there

Why We Believe in god(s) | Review

Andy Thomson’s talk, ‘Why We Believe in Gods,’ given at the American Atheist 2009 convention in Atlanta, Georgia: — VIA — The discussion of science and religion continues to the arenas of neurobiology. I appreciate Thomson’s work, his careful attention

Why We Believe in god(s) | Review

Andy Thomson’s talk, ‘Why We Believe in Gods,’ given at the American Atheist 2009 convention in Atlanta, Georgia: — VIA — The discussion of science and religion continues to the arenas of neurobiology. I appreciate Thomson’s work, his careful attention

Radical Evolution | Notes & Review

Joel Garreau. Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies — and What It Means to Be Human. Broadway Books, 2005. (384 pages) http://www.garreau.com/index.cfm Prologue: The Future of Human Nature Confusion is a word we have

Radical Evolution | Notes & Review

Joel Garreau. Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies — and What It Means to Be Human. Broadway Books, 2005. (384 pages) http://www.garreau.com/index.cfm Prologue: The Future of Human Nature Confusion is a word we have

Ray Comfort and the “Special Introduction” to the Origin of Species – Why?

The web is full of links and information regarding Ray Comfort’s “Special Introduction” to the Origin of Species passed out on University Campuses all across America on November 18, 2009, Darwin’s 150th anniversary of the original publication (Darwin born February

Ray Comfort and the “Special Introduction” to the Origin of Species – Why?

The web is full of links and information regarding Ray Comfort’s “Special Introduction” to the Origin of Species passed out on University Campuses all across America on November 18, 2009, Darwin’s 150th anniversary of the original publication (Darwin born February

Finding Darwin’s God | Notes & Review

Kenneth R. Miller. Finding Darwin’s God: A Scientist’s Search For Common Ground Between God and Evolution. Cliff Street Books, 1999. http://www.findingdarwinsgod.com/. Kenneth Miller’s Home Page. Criticisms by Arthur Lodge. SchansBlog 5-part review link. An Imperfect Union: Darwin, Divinity, and Design.

Finding Darwin’s God | Notes & Review

Kenneth R. Miller. Finding Darwin’s God: A Scientist’s Search For Common Ground Between God and Evolution. Cliff Street Books, 1999. http://www.findingdarwinsgod.com/. Kenneth Miller’s Home Page. Criticisms by Arthur Lodge. SchansBlog 5-part review link. An Imperfect Union: Darwin, Divinity, and Design.

Flock of Dodos | Notes & Review

Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus. Randy Olson, 2006. http://www.flockofdodos.com/ NPR’s Program. A few NYTimes.com listings. My notes from the film: res ipsa loquitur – it speaks for itself “Something has gone seriously wrong in the communication of evolution

Flock of Dodos | Notes & Review

Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus. Randy Olson, 2006. http://www.flockofdodos.com/ NPR’s Program. A few NYTimes.com listings. My notes from the film: res ipsa loquitur – it speaks for itself “Something has gone seriously wrong in the communication of evolution

Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial

This program, was released by NOVA November 13, 2007. I just recently ran into it while renting Evolution: A Journey Into Where We’re From and Where We’re Going. Program description here, full program available for viewing online here, and the

Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial

This program, was released by NOVA November 13, 2007. I just recently ran into it while renting Evolution: A Journey Into Where We’re From and Where We’re Going. Program description here, full program available for viewing online here, and the

An Inconvenient Truth | Notes & Review

An Inconvenient Truth. Paramount Classics, 2006. National Geographic article. Washington Post fact-checker and Pinocchio test. Several months ago, I found myself in a fairly heated (no pun intended) discussion with a family member who believes the earth is only 6

An Inconvenient Truth | Notes & Review

An Inconvenient Truth. Paramount Classics, 2006. National Geographic article. Washington Post fact-checker and Pinocchio test. Several months ago, I found myself in a fairly heated (no pun intended) discussion with a family member who believes the earth is only 6

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Daniel Dennett – Cute, Sexy, Sweet, Funny: An Evolutionary Riddle

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/dan_dennett_cute_sexy_sweet_funny.html I find Daniel Dennett to be one of the most challenging atheist philosophers for several reasons. First, he is, in my perspective, respectable and reasonable as well as intelligent in his argumentation. While others are vitriolic, Dennett continues to

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Daniel Dennett – Cute, Sexy, Sweet, Funny: An Evolutionary Riddle

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/dan_dennett_cute_sexy_sweet_funny.html I find Daniel Dennett to be one of the most challenging atheist philosophers for several reasons. First, he is, in my perspective, respectable and reasonable as well as intelligent in his argumentation. While others are vitriolic, Dennett continues to

The Huxley Memorial Debate, Oxford Union – February 14, 1986

My copy just arrived in the mail today! I’m listening to the Introduction of what is sure to be a lively and exciting debate (3 hrs. 49 mins.) And because of its setting in England, the tone and tenor is

The Huxley Memorial Debate, Oxford Union – February 14, 1986

My copy just arrived in the mail today! I’m listening to the Introduction of what is sure to be a lively and exciting debate (3 hrs. 49 mins.) And because of its setting in England, the tone and tenor is

The End of Reason | Notes & Review

I got this for Christmas. Thanks Ian! Here are my notes and reflections. Ravi Zacharias. The End of Reason: A Response to the New Atheists. Zondervan, 2008. (143 pages) In line with the many books published recently by the “new

The End of Reason | Notes & Review

I got this for Christmas. Thanks Ian! Here are my notes and reflections. Ravi Zacharias. The End of Reason: A Response to the New Atheists. Zondervan, 2008. (143 pages) In line with the many books published recently by the “new

Charter For Compassion | TED Prize Winner

This site launched today (November 13). The front site reads: Help us create a Charter for Compassion People of all nations, all faiths, all backgrounds, are invited to contribute. By recognizing that the Golden Rule is fundamental to all world

Charter For Compassion | TED Prize Winner

This site launched today (November 13). The front site reads: Help us create a Charter for Compassion People of all nations, all faiths, all backgrounds, are invited to contribute. By recognizing that the Golden Rule is fundamental to all world

Church of England to Apologise to Darwin

This article is of interest for the continued strenuous relationship between the faith and science communities. Perhaps we can learn something about how we, in the faith community, can, and ought to listen more intently, and judge a whole lot

Church of England to Apologise to Darwin

This article is of interest for the continued strenuous relationship between the faith and science communities. Perhaps we can learn something about how we, in the faith community, can, and ought to listen more intently, and judge a whole lot

Sxip, Identity 2.0 – The Way of Knowing Who We Are

A friend of mine sent this on to me today. I’m impressed on multiple levels. IDENTITY 2.0 Keynote at OSCON (Open Source Convention) 2005. VIA: Upfront, the presentations skills of Hardt were excellent. I think we have something to learn

Sxip, Identity 2.0 – The Way of Knowing Who We Are

A friend of mine sent this on to me today. I’m impressed on multiple levels. IDENTITY 2.0 Keynote at OSCON (Open Source Convention) 2005. VIA: Upfront, the presentations skills of Hardt were excellent. I think we have something to learn

Antikythera Mechanism and Living in the Tension of Humanity’s Existence

My wife pointed out this article from the NYTimes.com on the Antikythera Mechanism. A video production is available at the Nature.com site. UPDATE: 2010-12-10, a reconstruction of this ancient mechanism, made out of Lego! I offer this post as a

Antikythera Mechanism and Living in the Tension of Humanity’s Existence

My wife pointed out this article from the NYTimes.com on the Antikythera Mechanism. A video production is available at the Nature.com site. UPDATE: 2010-12-10, a reconstruction of this ancient mechanism, made out of Lego! I offer this post as a

Proving God’s Existence?…100%?…Without Faith?…With Kirk Cameron?

ABC News and Nightline hosted a “face-off” between Christians and Atheists to debate the existence of God. The ABC News page is here, and the YouTube videos begin with pt.1. CBN.com’s page. Richard Dawkins.net blog post. Ray Comfort’s site, The

Proving God’s Existence?…100%?…Without Faith?…With Kirk Cameron?

ABC News and Nightline hosted a “face-off” between Christians and Atheists to debate the existence of God. The ABC News page is here, and the YouTube videos begin with pt.1. CBN.com’s page. Richard Dawkins.net blog post. Ray Comfort’s site, The

Evolution in Genesis

A recent article at JPost.com entitled “Evolution of a slither – study tracks snake’s loss of legs” suggests that perhaps evolution can be interpretively found in the book of Genesis. The original Nature article can be downloaded here for a

Evolution in Genesis

A recent article at JPost.com entitled “Evolution of a slither – study tracks snake’s loss of legs” suggests that perhaps evolution can be interpretively found in the book of Genesis. The original Nature article can be downloaded here for a

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Billy Graham On Technology, Faith, and Suffering

One of the reasons why TED is so good, is that they’re willing to reach to any direction for truth and discovery. This talk by Billy Graham highlights the three problems that technology cannot solve. Beginning with the Hittite development

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Billy Graham On Technology, Faith, and Suffering

One of the reasons why TED is so good, is that they’re willing to reach to any direction for truth and discovery. This talk by Billy Graham highlights the three problems that technology cannot solve. Beginning with the Hittite development

It Takes a School, Not Missiles

There are some articles that just need to be widely promulgated. This is one of them. I commend it to you to think in small local ways where you are, where you live. While everyone cannot necessarily go where Mortenson

It Takes a School, Not Missiles

There are some articles that just need to be widely promulgated. This is one of them. I commend it to you to think in small local ways where you are, where you live. While everyone cannot necessarily go where Mortenson

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Alisa Miller – The News About the News

As the CEO of American Public Radio, Alisa Miller brings an extremely insightful look at the breadth of American media. The short 4 1/2 min. talk is here. [If anyone has a the actual graphics that she used in her

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Alisa Miller – The News About the News

As the CEO of American Public Radio, Alisa Miller brings an extremely insightful look at the breadth of American media. The short 4 1/2 min. talk is here. [If anyone has a the actual graphics that she used in her

The Kingdom – Movie Review

My wife and I watched The Kingdom last night, recommended by a friend who works in the Middle East. There are three elements of the movie that give reason why every American should watch this.   1. I believe that

The Kingdom – Movie Review

My wife and I watched The Kingdom last night, recommended by a friend who works in the Middle East. There are three elements of the movie that give reason why every American should watch this.   1. I believe that

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Robert Full On Engineering & Evolution, and Missional Tinkering

For some reason, there is a perplexing and tense relationship between people of faith and the topic of evolution. In this talk by Robert Full (one of the most fun and fascinating talks I’ve seen at TED), the two cross

TED Talks Worth Talking About | Robert Full On Engineering & Evolution, and Missional Tinkering

For some reason, there is a perplexing and tense relationship between people of faith and the topic of evolution. In this talk by Robert Full (one of the most fun and fascinating talks I’ve seen at TED), the two cross

Welcome To Holland – Raising a Child With a Disability

The following is a fairly well-known story/parable about raising a child with a disability. It is touching, inspiring, and comforting. And while it was written for a specific kind of unexpected living, I find it just as powerful for describing

Welcome To Holland – Raising a Child With a Disability

The following is a fairly well-known story/parable about raising a child with a disability. It is touching, inspiring, and comforting. And while it was written for a specific kind of unexpected living, I find it just as powerful for describing

What “Surfwise” Really Tells Us About Wisdom

My friends and I watched one of the most fascinating movies of recent. Surfwise is a documentary about the Paskowitz family (see their famous surf camp here), a renegade and maverick Stanford educated father, a 24 foot camper trailer, surfing,

What “Surfwise” Really Tells Us About Wisdom

My friends and I watched one of the most fascinating movies of recent. Surfwise is a documentary about the Paskowitz family (see their famous surf camp here), a renegade and maverick Stanford educated father, a 24 foot camper trailer, surfing,

Thomas Friedman’s Obama On The Nile – Letting The Future Bury The Past

What makes New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman’s op-ed posts interesting, to me, is that his global (flat) perspective allows us to glimpse a little bit of a bigger picture that many others simply cannot provide. Why is this important?

Thomas Friedman’s Obama On The Nile – Letting The Future Bury The Past

What makes New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman’s op-ed posts interesting, to me, is that his global (flat) perspective allows us to glimpse a little bit of a bigger picture that many others simply cannot provide. Why is this important?

The Templeton Foundation

Discussions between science and faith continue to flourish in public discourse. Just this weekend, another volunteer of mine mentioned her need of resources for addressing the evolution debate. Though we talked very little about it, I’m assuming there is rhetoric

The Templeton Foundation

Discussions between science and faith continue to flourish in public discourse. Just this weekend, another volunteer of mine mentioned her need of resources for addressing the evolution debate. Though we talked very little about it, I’m assuming there is rhetoric

Louie, Laminin, and a Leap – Religious Devotion and Accurate Facts

This talk by Louie Giglio has been circulating in my inbox lately from several sources. Giglio, talking about how Christ “holds all things together” alludes to Laminin, a protein in the shape of a cross as the capstone image for

Louie, Laminin, and a Leap – Religious Devotion and Accurate Facts

This talk by Louie Giglio has been circulating in my inbox lately from several sources. Giglio, talking about how Christ “holds all things together” alludes to Laminin, a protein in the shape of a cross as the capstone image for

TED Talks Worth Talking About – Brian Greene

Physicist Brian Greene explains superstring theory, the idea that minscule strands of energy vibrating in 11 dimensions create every particle and force in the universe. This 19:06 minute talk explains how physicists are striving for a unified theory of how

TED Talks Worth Talking About – Brian Greene

Physicist Brian Greene explains superstring theory, the idea that minscule strands of energy vibrating in 11 dimensions create every particle and force in the universe. This 19:06 minute talk explains how physicists are striving for a unified theory of how

Encounter Point – What To Do With The Pain

Encounter Point is an 85-minute feature documentary film that follows a former Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who risk their lives and public standing to promote a nonviolent end to

Encounter Point – What To Do With The Pain

Encounter Point is an 85-minute feature documentary film that follows a former Israeli settler, a Palestinian ex-prisoner, a bereaved Israeli mother and a wounded Palestinian bereaved brother who risk their lives and public standing to promote a nonviolent end to

Pangea Day – The Tower of Babel and The Healing Of The Nations

On May 10, 2008, an international media event called “Pangea Day” was seen on over “one million screens,” (according to the website). Their purpose? To bring the world together through film. Pangea Day is a global event bringing the world

Pangea Day – The Tower of Babel and The Healing Of The Nations

On May 10, 2008, an international media event called “Pangea Day” was seen on over “one million screens,” (according to the website). Their purpose? To bring the world together through film. Pangea Day is a global event bringing the world

The Namesake – Racial and Cultural Lessons for a Better Humanity

The Namesake movie (website here, trailer here) was produced in 2006 and is based upon the book by Jhumpa Lahiri. I found a very eloquent review of the book here, and a blog dedicated to the movie here. The review

The Namesake – Racial and Cultural Lessons for a Better Humanity

The Namesake movie (website here, trailer here) was produced in 2006 and is based upon the book by Jhumpa Lahiri. I found a very eloquent review of the book here, and a blog dedicated to the movie here. The review

EXPELLED: An Unintelligently Designed and Devolving Debate

After reading through several posts, philosophically pondering, and having several conversations with friends and students, here are my contentions about the debate, why “Expelled” is an example of good faith, and good science gone bad — on both fronts, and

EXPELLED: An Unintelligently Designed and Devolving Debate

After reading through several posts, philosophically pondering, and having several conversations with friends and students, here are my contentions about the debate, why “Expelled” is an example of good faith, and good science gone bad — on both fronts, and

The Big Exposure of “EXPELLED”

After seeing the movie today, I decided to collect some data so as to ensure a more informed and thoughtfully “intelligent” response to all that is happening regarding this movie, and the general issues surrounding Darwinian Evolution & Intelligent Design.

The Big Exposure of “EXPELLED”

After seeing the movie today, I decided to collect some data so as to ensure a more informed and thoughtfully “intelligent” response to all that is happening regarding this movie, and the general issues surrounding Darwinian Evolution & Intelligent Design.

The Great Emergence – Phyllis Tickle’s 500-year Rummage Sale

If you have not yet seen or heard Phyllis Tickle’s talk from the November 2007 National Youth Worker’s Convention, it’s worth it. Marko has blogged about it here, Terry Mattingly wrote about it here, and you can purchase the DVD

The Great Emergence – Phyllis Tickle’s 500-year Rummage Sale

If you have not yet seen or heard Phyllis Tickle’s talk from the November 2007 National Youth Worker’s Convention, it’s worth it. Marko has blogged about it here, Terry Mattingly wrote about it here, and you can purchase the DVD

TED Talks Worth Talking About – Stephen Hawking

February 2008, Stephen Hawking, arguably the world’s most famous physicist, gives a talk at TED. Here is my transcription of the talk complete with links, and then some reflections and implications for faith: There is nothing bigger or older than

TED Talks Worth Talking About – Stephen Hawking

February 2008, Stephen Hawking, arguably the world’s most famous physicist, gives a talk at TED. Here is my transcription of the talk complete with links, and then some reflections and implications for faith: There is nothing bigger or older than

A New Kind of Christian

Brian McLaren. A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey. Jossey-Bass, 2001. (170 pages) Introduction: The True Story Behind this Story There was a third alternative that I hadn’t yet considered: learn to be

A New Kind of Christian

Brian McLaren. A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey. Jossey-Bass, 2001. (170 pages) Introduction: The True Story Behind this Story There was a third alternative that I hadn’t yet considered: learn to be