The Johannine equation

September 16, 2016 (Kampala): The last couple of days I've been reading a lot about the λóγος from articles I've downloaded from the internet. A picture is forming in my mind. It looks like the usage of λóγος in John's prologue is not immediately clarified by looking at the normal, non-philosophical uses of the root …

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Faith in the future

August 6, 2016 (Kampala): I finished reading Thomas Kuhn's famous book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions...parts of which I had read ten years ago in Dallas. This go-around, I mostly read it in terms of the 'revolution' I see myself as being a part of. For a few hundred years, non-Catholic Christianity has been doing …

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Cosmic properties

May 25, 2016 (Kampala): The beliefs and experiences we assume to be the province of Christianity do not, in fact, belong to Christianity alone: The inspiration of texts that we attribute solely to the Bible is not a property of the Bible alone. It is a property of the Cosmos. The joy, peace, hope, and …

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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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Easter

Marcy 27, 2016 (Kampala): Today is Easter. The girls are excited about church and wearing their new dresses. I am reflecting on how I feel. I remember one Easter (1999), when I was attending a new church. In the pastor's presentation of Jesus, I was deeply moved. No doubt experiences like that, with all the …

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New wineskins

January 2, 2016 (Timu): A couple of nights ago I was praying for G.D. who is having health problems, that by some means he would come to a saving knowledge of God. I forgot exactly what heretical thing I said, but Amber looked up at me in surprise.... But it has stayed with me. The …

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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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Earthy Easter II

April 11, 2009: Among the many incongruities of our lives here in Uganda is the one of spending major Christian holy days in wildlife parks. Christianity is a cultural thing in the sense of involving language, customs, rituals, and traditions based in history and literature, something utterly absent in the world of prehistoric hominids. As …

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