Book Review: Quantum Physics and Theology


A masterpiece on the parallels of doctrinal development in physics and Christianity.And who better to guide the journey than John Polkinghorne? If the name rings a bell, it's because he was big time in quantum mechanics (pardon the pun). He shocked many people when he decided (after 25 years as a quantum physicist) to become an Anglican priest. As someone with an interest in science, philosophy, and theology, I was very much looking forward to reading this book and learn how a … [Read more...]

So I finally saw Calvary…


Enthralling. Disturbing. Moving.Brendan Gleeson stars (and shined) as Father James, an Irish priest who's life is threatened by a member of his parish. Visually stunning with regular, powerful, and abrupt shifts from comedy to drama, this film is more than Oscar-worthy.The spiritual maturity of the film and of the character of Father James cannot be understated. This is not a token feel-good story of faith restored. This is a story of the tension, one that cycles between faith, doubt, … [Read more...]

A Christian. An Atheist. Two Friends. On God and Government (Round 7)


Adam-Thanks so much for your reply.My response is also lengthy as you brought up some fantastic points for discussion. As usual, your points were thought-provoking and exude a sense of skepticism that I feel is well deserved considering the matter at hand. Though I obviously don't share your view on Jesus' non-existence, I've certainly considered it.Actually, your theory on Jesus reminds me of one of my favorite books, Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point. The basic idea touches upon … [Read more...]

Origins, The Interpretation of Genesis, and the Young Earth US

In the beginning

It's a highly polarizing subject.Origins and the interpretation of Genesis.Let's start with the public at large. According to a recent 2014 Gallup Poll:42% of Americans believe humans were created in their present form less than 10,000 years ago. 31% believe humans evolved but God had a part in the process. 19% believe humans evolved and God had no part in the process.This poll is loaded and conflates a number of issues - belief in God, interpretation of Scripture, etc. … [Read more...]

Now that’s funny…


It's been a while since my last post. I blame the summer, vacation, and relocation. I'll be back in full swing shortly.On the lighter side, here's a hilarious prank video from a fish market in the UK. I definitely had to add it to my collection.Image credit: Wikimedia Commons … [Read more...]

A Modern Psalm… (I am Legend)

i am legend

A modern Psalm revealed in one of my favorites scenes: The quietness of God, the problem of evil and suffering. It's a timeless theme. We believe in a benevolent, all-knowing, all-powerful God, yet life often throws us harsh, cold, and cruel circumstances. Enter the free will response - God allows evil to allow free will. For good could not be good and love could not be love, if forced. But on the quietness of God, the supposed needless suffering of so many - the "greater good" … [Read more...]