Tag Archives: Faith

And God and the Non-Corporeal Human Exoskeleton

Borrowing from futurist Kevin Kelly, author of What Technology Wants, I’ve been formulating the view that humanity has been in the business of constructing what I call a NHE (Noncorporeal Human Exoskeleton) for eons. What I mean by this is … Continue reading

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A Moral and Spiritual Presence

Eulogy to Terry David Bryson, III, delivered at Auburn United Methodist Church, March 19, 2017 The last picture I have of David is his walking away after we ate at Pannie George’s in south Auburn (Alabama) only three weeks ago.  … Continue reading

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The World Needs More Frank Harmons

I have always been a big fan of the long-deceased actor William “Diamond Bill” Holden. Just yesterday I ran across the 1973 film, Breezy, on YouTube. It was Clint Eastwood’s third directed film. The plot is a bit creepy: an … Continue reading

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Faith, Identity and Nationalism Revisited

Note: This article was written sometime in 1999 and adapted from an op-ed piece I wrote for my local newspaper, the Opelika-Auburn News. Much of it is badly dated, and that is precisely why I’ve chosen to re-post it.  Despite the … Continue reading

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First Contact: Its Implications for Religion

This subject of contact with extraterrestrials and its implications for religion have always fascinated me. Will we discover that aliens have accessed the transcendent in ways remarkably similar to own through God/mortal hybrids such Jesus, prophets such as Muhammad, or … Continue reading

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My Tower Experience

I recently stumbled across a perversely interesting article, posted by a Facebook friend who apparently has dealt with his own protracted struggle with rigid orthodoxy. The article, aptly titled “Early Warning Signs of Adult Onset Calvinism,” explores the various ways … Continue reading

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Anomie and the Return to “History”

The New York Times reports that a return of history is unfolding in many parts of the world, only these histories often bear little resemblance to the histories and traditions out of which they grew. In ISIS-controlled portions of the … Continue reading

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