Category Archives: Religion

Reassembling Humpty-Dumpty

There’s been a long-stated conviction among conservative Christians, particularly evangelicals, that the path out of the West’s current predicament requires their active re-engagement with culture with the ultimate aim of restoring Christianity to some preeminent place in American and Western … Continue reading

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The Freedom Afforded by Our Exoskeleton

I’ve pointed out in earlier essays how the dense network that we humans have constructed over ages — a contrivance I’ve come to call the Networked Human Exoskeleton (NHE) — has conferred on our species immense, almost unfathomable intellectual, technological … Continue reading

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A Very Unorthodox 2018 Advent Message

Every so often at around this time, I’ve feel compelled to craft some sort of seasonal message, an Advent message, of sorts. These messages are not only heartfelt but also are intended to express two things: my evolving views on … Continue reading

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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 Our views of faith and transcendence are undergoing rapid and radical change I was reminded of that recently watching an interview with former Gemini and Apollo astronaut Jim Lovell, one of history’s most celebrated and gifted aviators and explorers … 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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