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Origen on Adam (David Opderbeck)

I’m excited to welcome a new writer to the blog. David Opderbeck is Professor of Law at Seton Hall and Director of the Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology. He recently completed his Ph.D. in theology at Nottingham under Conor Cunningham with … Continue reading

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Survey – next book(s) to blog?

I’d like to work through a few books in the next few months on the blog and I’m interested in seeing what readers would be most interested in studying with me. I’ve put some choices below. Let me know what you … Continue reading

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Jonathan Haidt: The moral roots of liberals and conservatives

This week’s TED talk is by moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt. He argues that there are five foundational values that provide the moral “draft” for the mind. Harm/care Fairness/reciprocity In-group/loyalty Authority/respect Purity/sanctity  He then shows convincingly that liberals and conservatives respond to them … Continue reading

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Ch. 4 Weddings and Wars: Interactions of Science and Religion (Part 5)

Today we complete Ch. 4 with our final post on the interactions of science and religion. Previous posts on this chapter provided an overview and a description of the conflict, independence, and dialogue models. Today we look at the integration model. The … Continue reading

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See your blog post here

I am looking for a blog partner and/or several folks that would like to contribute to the blog as they are available.  In a partner, I would prefer someone coming from theological side but this is not essential. For others that … Continue reading

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Ch. 4 Weddings and Wars: Interactions of Science and Religion (Part 4)

Today we continue Ch. 4 with our 4th post on  interactions of science and religion. Previous posts on this chapter provided an overview and a description of the conflict and independence models. Today we look at the dialogue model. Science and … Continue reading

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Discontinued Olympic Sports

I liked this link on discontinued Olympic events and the rabbit trail it took me down so much I decided I had to put it on my blog. No way Phelps is the leader in gold medals if some of these … Continue reading

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