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Christian Paradox

         Faced with Jesus’s self-identification as both God and human in the gospels, the church established doctrines to reconcile God’s diverse identities with his inherent unity.  This leads to a complex and sometimes contested account of the economy of God’s … Continue reading

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Ethical and Religious Dimensions of Personalized Genomics

Three years ago, I was working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Whitehead Institute of M.I.T., at the heart of the world of modern biology.  At this institution, I began to learn about the rapid advances that are being made … Continue reading

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Christian Martyrdom: Historical Perspectives and Modern Signifigance

Some day, I hope to extend the arguments in this brief response into an account of how Christianity can be viewed as a human practice that is beneficial to the overall group fitness of human societies. In a post-Darwinian world … Continue reading

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Evolution, Altruism, and Human Behavior

‎“Emergent Christianity and the Evolution of Altruistic Networks” is inspired by the game theoretic analysis of altruism in nature by Roman Catholic biologist Martin Nowak. Anyone who cares about altruism and humanity, please watch this film. An abstract letter to … Continue reading

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Emergent Christianity and the Evolution of Altruistic Networks

Photograph taken this morning while I was sitting under the blue sky, seeing peace of God on the horizon.  The sermon in chapel inspired me to apply for this postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Theological Inquiry. “Emergent Christianity and … Continue reading

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Irenology: American War, Christian Conscience, and Building Peace with the Islamic World

Public domain image of Moses with the Ten Commandments by Rembrandt (1659) from Wikipedia. I returned to a previous day’s writing today in response to a friend’s posting on Facebook of an article entitled “Republicans Have Strong Negative Views of Muslims, Arabs: Poll.”  I … Continue reading

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The Question Concerning Technology and Religion

Finished chapter 1, “What is religion?” of Nishitani’s Religion and Nothingness. This book is outstanding. He takes a line of reasoning that seeks to resolve the problem of religion and science by tracing the connections between the diverse topics: “Creatio … Continue reading

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