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Hallowing

O God, teach what it means to hallow Your nameso many of the problems in my life stem from thisthat my heartfrom which flows all the streams of lifehallows the wrong thingsand these thingshaving inadequate gloryproduce no real hallowingthus I know nothing in the nowof the hallowed. O God, teach me the passion of hallowing […]

vanishing point

Here is another for your enjoyment.====================================What are we doing with our heritage?unmoored from transcendent purposewe flounder in a world of increasingly meaninglessand more importantly unrelated information.Our scholarship is only something to keep us occupiedwe seek not truth but tenurenot wisdom but vocationnot understanding but a field of study.We move about in unrelated tiny boxesbecause we […]

journal selection

Here is a selection from one of my journals; I hope someone enjoys it.=============================You are no theoryno mere unmoved moverno mere philosophical necessityYou are the God who is REALthe God of truththe God who must bethe God who is my great and lasting passionmystery of mysterieshidden yet inevitableperfect perfect perfectis every thoughtevery timeevery mercyevery revelationevery […]

Richard Dawkins

I realized after my last post that I have been thinking about Richard Dawkins a lot. If you haven’t heard of him, you can read some quotes by him here. As a Christian and a convinced member of the design science camp, you would expect that I would be feeling something negative toward these views. […]

Music and the Long Now

I read a book a while back that my mind often goes back to, called The Clock of the Long Now. They are trying to build a 10,000 year clock, and the basic idea is to force us to think in terms of the impact of our work and our mistakes in a longer term […]

Science and Religion

So, I’ve been thinking about the relationship between science and religion. They seem to be very much at odds; the science-minded among us seem to think that the faith-minded among us are very naive and backward and stupid, while the religious, apart from being very frightened of the science-minded, seem to be content to ignore […]

Human progress is more than technological progress

Futurists, people who try to imagine what the future will be like, often think in terms of technology. Judging the progress of humanity by technology alone is similar to judging the progress of history by wars alone. We have come a tremendous way in providing agriculture and domesticated animals so that we no longer have […]