Category Archives: Science

Pursuing the Mystery of Science and Faith – a sermon

I preached this sermon last week at the 2014 Ecumenical Round Table meeting on Science, Technology and the Church meeting in Salt Lake City last week. A rabbi once told me, in a conversation about faith and science, that God … Continue reading

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What’s going on with the new data from BICEP?

I’ve seen a number of news reports over the last day talking about the newly announced detection of primordial gravity waves by the BICEP program at the South Pole. Most of them trumpet these results as proving the Big Bang. That’s not what’s going on here. Continue reading

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Cosmological principle in trouble? Maybe.

There’s been a recent observational challenge. New images of a Large Quasar Group (LQG) show a structure much larger than should be allowed Continue reading

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What will work and employment become?

Jobs are going away. Even cruddy, dehumanizing jobs of the sort that so many people decried during the height of the Industrial revolution. With no work, and no way to provide for a family’s needs, it’s no wonder that we’re seeing a breakdown in the structures of community. Continue reading

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Why study Physics.

A truly lovely short film by a Rhode Islander – who studied physics at Brown and design and animation at RISD – both a few blocks from where I sit as I write this sentence. Why Do I Study Physics? … Continue reading

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Science and Religion: Can There Be A Conversation?

Last week I gave a talk in Little Compton Rhode Island on the complexity involved in the conversation between the scientific and theological enterprises. There were two big take-aways I hoped people would leave with. Continue reading

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Lucas Mix: Is Christianity Opposed to Science?

Do religious ideas and institutions impede the advancemen of scientific knowledge? Lucas Mix argues, and demonstrates, that they do not. Continue reading

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