Faith, Certainty and the Edge of Reason

There have been a number of defections from the Christian camp in recent weeks. Josh Harris, the author of the best-selling book I Kissed Dating Good-Bye, and Marty Sampson, a songwriter for the worship music giant Hillsong, have both renounced their faith. Well, apparently.  There is much chatter on the Internet regarding the defections, including charges […]

Making Sense of Christian Nonsense

There is an old joke physics joke that goes something like this: Werner Heisenberg and Erwin Schrödinger were riding together in a car and were pulled over by a cop. The cop asks Heisenberg if he knew how fast he was going and Heisenberg replied, “No, but I know exactly where I am.” The cop […]

Faith and Believing Christian Nonsense

A recent Pew research poll indicates that more than two-thirds of Catholics do not believe the church’s doctrine of transubstantiation, the notion that the bread and wine are physically transformed into Jesus’ body and blood during the Eucharist.  According to the poll, …nearly seven-in-ten Catholics (69%) say they personally believe that during Catholic Mass, the […]

Identity, Idolatry and the Modern Jesus

Prior to Easter, The New York Times published an article  by Eric V. Copage, “As a Black Child in Los Angeles, I Couldn’t Understand Why Jesus Had Blue Eyes.” The article is about the depictions of Jesus Copage saw as a boy.  He writes,  Something seemed amiss to me about that depiction of Christ. Why […]

The Modern Pantheon: The God of Science

The previous post explored the first god of the modern pantheon, the god of reason. In this post we examine the second. The god of science dominates the other gods in the modern pantheon and, considering its success over the last centuries, for good reason. Science has brought about rapid advancements to human societies especially […]