Monthly Archives: May 2008

The New Physics and the New Jerusalem

My experience over the past several years with both physicists and theologians who are concerned with fundamentals is that I detect a real sense of anxiety. Both “sides” strongly believe that we are in need of a major paradigm shift. … Continue reading

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Can you handle a hot potato from God?

In my last post, I addressed the seemingly odd idea that God must keep secrets from us for our own good. If one simply observes the world, it can easily be ascertained that humans are constantly screwing things up. Would … Continue reading

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Why does God keep secrets from us?

God doesn’t always tell us the whole truth. Why would this be? For one thing, as humans with finite minds, we are unable to absorb and comprehend the ineffable data concerning an Infinite God. But God also keeps secrets from … Continue reading

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Evolution Mystery Solved?

When did we become human? This is a question that still remains to be solved by anthropologists. Did we become human when we first stood up on two legs, freeing our hands for tool making, which demanded more mental ingenuity? … Continue reading

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Jesus is Jehovah

One of the most harmful ideas a Christian can have is that the Holy Trinity represents three persons, rather than three attributes of one Divine Person (like omniscience, omnipotence and omnipresence). Under this “polytheistic” concept the idea of Salvation becomes … Continue reading

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Wilbur And The Two Salt Shakers

Maybe this story happened. Maybe it didn’t. Or maybe it someday will. Once upon a time there lived, or should I say there existed, a young man named Wilbur. I say “existed” because Wilbur was not very happy. And to … Continue reading

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Creation and the Metrics of Love

If you follow the Big Bang theory of creation back to its starting place by imagining a continuous shrinking of the radius of the universe into a zero-dimensional point, you will eventually arrive at a condition in which there is … Continue reading

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An “Elevated” Mother’s Day Message

The miracle of childbirth and the labors of women to bring a child into the world present us with a most profound and miraculous event. Childbirth and motherhood is such a universally powerful symbol that it used within Scripture to … Continue reading

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Eating Your Way To Heaven

There is a famous saying that “you are what you eat.” If you eat healthy foods you will be healthy and if you eat unhealthy foods (or even too much of a good thing) it will lead to an unhealthy … Continue reading

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Religion As God’s Evolutionary Strategy

Science is more concerned with the “how” of things rather than the “why.” If we are to have a constructive dialog between science and theology the answer to the “why” question will have to generate new knowledge about the world … Continue reading

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