Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Irrationality of Evolutionary Biology

In discussions with biologists I met large difficulties when they apply the concept of ‘natural selection’ in a rather wide field, without being able to estimate the probability of the occurrence in a empirically given time of just those events, … Continue reading

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Who Was Eta Linnemann?

I’m glad you (didn’t) ask.  Eta Linnemann was a German theologian who studied under Rudolf Bultmann.  By her own testimony she studied under the foremost names in historical critical theology and became a historical critical theologian herself.  She took a … Continue reading

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The Eloquence of Marilynne Robinson: Part 2

I’ve got to put this somewhere because it is so rich and deep.  The woman is incredible! All quotes from the novel Home. “There is a saying that to understand is to forgive, but that is an error, so Papa … Continue reading

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The Eloquence of Marilynne Robinson

There are two geniuses writing novels in the English language these days (No.  Not J. K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, sorry Hunger Games fans): Cormac McCarthy and Marilynne Robinson.  Cormac McCarthy writes like an Old Testament prophet; Marilynne Robinson like … Continue reading

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What to do about Election

I’ve been up pondering the doctrine of election since 3 am thanks to my favorite niece’s book review of Gilead and Home by Marilynne Robinson (Who is a true genius.  The woman can put more meaning into one sentence than … Continue reading

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Thinking Through the Movie, "The Grey"

Matt, Cherie, and I went to see the move The Grey  while we visited Matt last weekend in Fayetteville, NC.  It was a very thought provoking movie. While I did not enjoy it, because it is sad, lonely, and takes … Continue reading

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Hope and I Buried Together

“”If family reunion means going six feet under, and the only family that shows up is worms, Do you call that hope? Who on earth could find any hope in that? No. If hope and I are to be buried … Continue reading

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The World is Broken

The fact that the world is broken hardly needs arguing; there is empirical evidence ubiquitously running throughout our lives so plainly that even the most hardened skeptic is hard put to deny the fact.  I was reminded of this again … Continue reading

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Conscience and the Government

I’ve spent a little time thinking about the current conflict between the Obama Administration and the Catholic church over the mandate for Catholic hospitals and charities to provide health coverage that goes against Catholic teaching on the subject.  Whether or … Continue reading

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A Happy Journey

Cherie and I spent the last week slowly traveling down to Atlanta for training. We left on Monday and drove down to my brother’s apartment in Virginia and spent Tuesday hitting 5 museums in Washington, DC. Wednesday morning we were … Continue reading

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