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    How to forget your insignificance

    There’s a terrible lot of out there out there — SBU, p 137 I WRITE A┬áregular column for Nurturing Faith. It’s an ask-the-scientist-a-question thing. In the current issue a reader asks: “Taking into account scientific calculations for the size and expansion and age of the cosmos, what is your view of the spiritual significance of […]

    Hope is the thing with feathers

    Vaughn Fender, Elijah Fed by Ravens (2013) for the Old and New Project THE DAYS ARE┬ádark in Israel. The Davidic monarchy has long since fallen apart and King Ahab has made an unholy alliance with the neighboring nation of Phoenicia. His worship of foreign gods is problematic, as is his refusal to do what Yahweh […]

    When God shows up: sermon and interview on Day 1

    A COUPLE OF months ago I had a nice chat with Peter Wallace in the Day 1 studio here in Atlanta. We talked about grief, the book of Job, and what it means to really see the cosmos. I also read a sermon on this week’s lectionary reading — the only one this year from […]

    The world is not finite: final questions from the youth of Edina

    Master Bertram, Grabow Altarpiece (detail showing the creation of the beasts), c. 1383. I love how the lower section of the robe has been made to look like the sea Greetings, dear readers. I’ve had a very busy month of traveling and speaking and teaching and lots of other gerunds too. But no writing. It’s […]

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