Cosmic supertext

April 19, 2016 (Kampala): I'm reading a little this morning about Copernicus and the letter he wrote to the Pope explaining his revolutionary idea that the earth moves. While studying astronomy, he noticed something was 'off', and it bothered him. Up till then, astronomers had held widely varying and often conflicting views on the basics …

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In quantum love

January 21, 2016 (Kampala): Last night we had dinner at Cafe Roma's with G and her friend B. At one point, B was telling us about the Christian books she and G read together. Then she self-consciously and insecurely made the caveat that even though these books aren't 'Bible studies', they are still 'based on …

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Bibleless Christianity

November 4, 2014: The question of a Bible-less Christianity is bearing down on me this morning. Is it possible? Is it desirable? Is it part of God's long-term plan? For me this issue has to do with the difference between a 'biblical worldview' and a 'cosmic worldview' (as sketched by current theories in physics, biology, …

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Meaning-making

Have you ever wondered whether the meanings of things are made or found? Or neither. Or both. As is the case with many philosophical dilemmas like this, the choice between the two is a false one hung up on terminology and/or limited perspectives. Resolving this dilemma requires transcending it: moving to a higher plane of …

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Bible stripped bare

February 8, 2010: After church this morning, I am once again terribly frustrated over my ambivalence about the Bible. It is wedged like a thorn in my psyche. As much as I want to be rid of it, my whole life seems oriented around it: my Christian sub-culture, my career, and the reigning epistemic foundation …

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Sacred textuality

Heraclitus is my patron Greek philosopher. One of his teachings was that the cosmos is a river in which the twin currents of love and strife roil in ceaseless change. If he is correct - that the essential nature of the universe is change - that implies that changelessness, permanence, and stability are functions of …

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