Category Archives: Cultural Evolution

The Origin and Nature of the Networked Human Exoskeleton

Fumbling in the dark. That is what we have done for eons as a species to cope with the uncertainty and randomness of existence. That is what all species do. To be sure, we humans are special in terms of … Continue reading

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Iceberg Morality: The Christian Moral and Ethical Legacy of the West

I have become an avid Twitter follower of Rod Dreher, author of The Benedict Option, who has offered a lot of thoughtful and valuable insight into the implications of a post-Christian West, particularly in terms of how this is reflected … Continue reading

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Curators of Our Lifetime Journeys: A New Form of Spirituality?

The last few years I’ve been acquainting myself with the writings of a British religious philosopher named Don Cupitt. An ordained Anglican priest, Cupitt was once known as a theologian, but following his drift away from conventional Christianity, he now … Continue reading

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Humanity’s Elusive Quest: A Post-Theistic Faith

I admire much of the theology of Rabbi Irwin Kula. He has settled on a view of religion that apparently closely resembles mine. He regards religion is a form of technology. Kula envisions the 3,500-year-old Jewish faith as being in … Continue reading

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Saving Revolutions with Mid-Course Corrections

As an amateur student of history, the thought has occurred to me that all great secular and religious movements transition from a founding to a kind shoring up mode – an essential mid-course correction, an attempt, often a desperate one, … Continue reading

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Pentecostalism as the Second Protestant Reformation

A few years ago, I followed a fascinating social media discussion about the use of icons in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. Orthodox Christians regard images of Christ and the Apostles blessed by a priest as representing the actual presence of … Continue reading

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A Commonwealth sans Monarch

A special interest of mine and one to which I’ve devoted a considerable amount of reading is the Commonwealth of Nations, the successor to the old British Empire. The Commonwealth is a monument, arguably the noblest and most conspicuous one, … Continue reading

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