So far in my time at Princeton Theological Seminary, I have found the majority of people I have talked to so far affirm that the physical reality of Jesus Christ’s bodily resurrection is an essential component of their Christian faith.  As a scientist, the physical reality of the resurrection is a miracle that is difficult to reconcile with what I know about what modern biology teaches us about human life.  Within the Anglican tradition, there are a diverse variety of positions on this topic.  For some scientist-theologians such as John Polkinghorne this is a theological and not a scientific issue.  For Bishop Spong, the physical resurrection may be a myth that evolved during the course of the development of the Christian faith.  For others such as N.T. Wright, the physical reality of the bodily resurrection may be an important part of the Christian faith as it is reported in the scriptures.  I have found a couple references that may help to discern the truth about this complex theological and scientific topic:

Bishop John Shelby Spong – Resurrection: Myth or Reality?

Bishop N.T. Wright – The Resurrection of the Son of God

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I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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