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What is the best way to approach a child who yearns for truth?

One of my Facebook friends recently asked me to comment on the above question. It is a big and important topic for a short blog post. But here goes. First, approach your child with love, hugs and a great big … Continue reading

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“How to go to Heaven, not how the heavens go.”

The above quote was made by a Catholic Cardinal to soften the blow of new scientific evidence about the cosmos coming from observations being made with the telescope (Copernican theory). Science did one thing. Religion did another. So there was … Continue reading

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God’s Ecology & Spiritual Gardening

Last Spring I delivered a talk to the Swedenborg Scientific Association (SSA) on the topic of God’s Ecology and Spiritual Gardening. It was based on the ideas and discoveries of scientist/theologian Emanuel Swedenborg. Why would a theological topic be interesting … Continue reading

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Is Jesus a chip off the old block?

The Old Testament is full of frightening descriptions of Jehovah as being an angry, jealous and vengeful “warrior” God. In the New Testament however God’s “only begotten Son” reveals a Divine Being with profound love who “turned the other cheek” … Continue reading

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Is Holy Scripture an organic document?

Sacred Scripture states that God’s words are “life and spirit.” While religious faith demands that we believe this statement as absolute truth, is it possible to put this concept into a plausible scientific theory? How does one even begin such … Continue reading

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Have both religion and science gone off the deep end?

Sitting in my easy chair, I click my TV remote to a science channel. I find myself looking at a documentary on string and membrane theory. String theory is a noble attempt to unify Einstein’s general relativity theory (gravity) with … Continue reading

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Angels can’t understand plain English

They cannot understand any human language for that matter. In fact, angels would strongly disagree with you as to what the stories of the Holy Bible mean. If you were to try to tell angels about Adam, Eve, Abram or … Continue reading

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The walrus is Paul!

I am not referring to one of the Beatles. The gentleman I am referring to is the so-called “apostle” Paul, whose original name was Saul. Paul is the walrus because he is the odd man out, and for several interesting … Continue reading

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Metaphysical Snoozing

One of the most overlooked details in biblical interpretation is the fact that before the eating of the forbidden fruit, before listening to the serpent, and even before Eve was created from a rib bone, Adam had been put into … Continue reading

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Did Moses convince God to act rationally?

Is God a psychopath? God is depicted throughout Scripture as flying off the handle and threatening to kill people every time they stray from Him. Sounds like a nut case to me! This does not fit my image of God … Continue reading

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