Category Archives: Religion

Network Binding and the Course of Human History

The naysayers among us may be right: We Homo sapiens may indeed be on the verge of destroying our planet and ourselves over the long run, but we remain singular creatures, at least, in one sense. Unlike every previous hominin … Continue reading

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The Embedded God: A Personal Theology

Introduction I watched an interview recently with former Gemini and Apollo astronaut Jim Lovell, one of history’s most celebrated and gifted aviators and explorers — a truly singular man.   I am struck by how all those hours logged in space … 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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Richard Dawkins and the Decline of Christianity

I read with great interest this morning that the great evolutionary biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins has warned Europe, the cradle of both Christendom and Western Civilization, not to abandon Christianity wholesale. As Dawkins sees it, Christianity, compared with Islam, … Continue reading

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The Creaky Scaffolding of the West

Evangelical Christians have labored for decades under the assumption that they can reclaim, piece by piece, the secular culture of the West through active engagement with it. Like Sisyphus and his stone, millions of Christians, despite setback after setback, remain … 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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Reflections on the Legacy of Billy Graham

Rev. Billy Graham has died, leaving behind one of evangelical Christianity’s most successful and illustrious preaching careers, one that spanned the administrations of twelve U.S. presidents and that left an indelible, lasting mark on the history of American religion. I … Continue reading

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