A call to atheists and naturalists

Irenic: Aiming or aimed at peace. I am hoping that I can do more than adopt an irenic tone here, I pray that I become truly irenic in my bones. However, irenicism does not indicate that I cannot make my point, rather, it invites conversation. Please post comments and questions, they are highly welcomed! A […]

Emergence

If everything in the universe came about by non-rational forces, we should also be non-rational, but there is a fundamental quality in us which must be excluded by definition from our analysis of the origins of things. In my various intellectual travels, I came across the idea of “emergence”. Emergence is the propensity for complex […]

Origin Stories

We are obsessed with origin stories. We have two Spiderman origin story movies, two hulk origin story movies, who knows how many Batman origin story movies. The Bourne movies are wonderful because we are presented with an origins mystery – where did I come from and how did I become like this? Science obsesses over […]

Alien Intelligence?

  A recent article on NPR’s website postulates that it is credible science to think that aliens had a hand in creating life on earth. As a theist and an old earth advocate (not a young earth creationist), I have to say I marvel at the ends “science” will go to to suppress the obvious […]

A Cosmic Christmas

It’s Christmas, and my thoughts always turn to the cosmic. Why? 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. […]

A Sense of Wonder

When we encounter something which invokes a sense of wonder, it means we have encountered some kind of splendor or beauty which is quite beyond us. We can marvel, but we cannot grasp. The sense of wonder releases us to enjoy, to worship, to have awe, without having to understand. We do not need to […]

Elephants from Dimension X

photo © 2009 Peter | more info (via: Wylio)   If you are a thinking person who gives credence to science (there are thinking people who really do not), the empirical evidence for things is all-important. Evidence should always trump pet theories, and theories which are falsifiable are the very warp and woof of credible […]