The Tao of Coffee

Someone on Facebook shared this quote attributed to Bruce Lee… Be like water …Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water [Read More…]

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Freudian Slip-Up

The start of classes today went well. The only thing that did not go smoothly is that the bookstore ordered copies of a book by Freud as the textbook for my course on the Bible, rather than the one I asked them to. Is there an award for what is perhaps the most literal “Freudian [Read More…]

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Adding to the Mystery

One reason that some religious believers feel threatened by scientific advances is the belief that, as the mysterious becomes less mysterious, God’s existence or at least God’s involvement in the universe is disproved. But as those who’ve dug deeply into the mysteries of the universe, as we find answers, they lead on to new mysteries which [Read More…]

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C3PO Visits Canterbury Cathedral

Via Episcopal Memes on Facebook   [Read more…]

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The Dalek Lama

Doctor Who, religion, and a bad pun. I couldn't not share it!   [Read more…]

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The Exciting World of Churchgoing

I think the takeaway message of the above cartoon by Dave Walker is this: Churches regularly hold special events for the purpose of having something interesting and enjoyable to invite someone to who does not attend the church. The subtle message is that what church is normally like is uninteresting and unenjoyable. Now, having been [Read More…]

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La-Z-Jesus

Oh, the symbolism of this item is poignant, even if it is a spoof: Via The American Jesus (HT Hemant Mehta) That’s exactly what so many Christians do with Christianity. It talks about being crucified with Christ, about taking up one’s cross, about selling all one has and giving it to the poor and following [Read More…]

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LOST RPG

This is awesome. HT SF Signal. If you are a LOST fan, you will probably laugh out loud, as I did! [Read more…]

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Animals in the Bible

Both of these were drawn to my attention by my wife: JAMES (age 4) was listening to a Bible story. His dad read: ‘The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to salt.’ Concerned, James asked: ‘What happened to [Read More…]

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Questions vs. Assertions

David Hayward’s cartoon above gets it exactly right. Confident assertions often weigh us down and tie us to ways of thinking that often are not as well founded as we initially assumed. Questions raise us up to discover new things that we could never have if we refused to ask them. Even if the questioning [Read More…]

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Now, There Is This Competing Theory…

It should of course be captioned, “If math was taught like some people want science to be taught, but thankfully in most cases it isn’t…” [Read more…]

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