Essays, sermons, presentations
Every now and again a new essay or presentation or sermon will be posted here. They may be personal or more academic in nature, but they all relate in some way to the relationships between reason, doubt, identity, God, science, and faith.
1. Johannes Kepler’s intelligent design. Even Kepler, 400 years ago, knew that ID’s thesis is wrong. This is the text as presented at Berry College in January 2009
2. Positive science, negative theology. This is the text of a talk given at the Emory University Physics Department in March 2009
3. Why I came back. My rejection of Christianity had little to do with reason. The same can be said for my return
4. Only one thing is needed. Sermon on the ever-fruitful Martha and Mary story, 7/26/2009
5. Love, fear, and insincerity in Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven. Thomas Merton meets William Munny. This is the essay I submitted for Candler’s Woodruff Scholarship in October 2008
6. Let’s all die together. Sermon to a divided church, 5/25/2010