Category Archives: Reason and Faith

Can Science Completely Explain the Universe without God?

A great video by the Magis Center           About this video “It’s been asserted by some prominent physicists that science can explain the universe without the need for a transcendent Creator – the implication being that … Continue reading

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Why Theistic Evolution is Redundant

This week Stacy Trasancos, one of my favorite bloggers on the intersection of faith and science, had a good comment on the term “theistic evolution”.  Dr. Trasancos says the term is redundant and unhelpful: The term “theistic evolution” is used … Continue reading

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Bad Science and The Flawed Myth of Materialism

  As readers of this blog know, I believe that a synthesis of sound science and ancient spiritual traditions (combined with a healthy dose of humility) is necessary to avoid the dangers of fundamentalism, whether it be religious fundamentalism or … Continue reading

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Not Sure Whether to Laugh or Cry: Evolution and Faith

“Worship him, I beg you, in a way that is worthy of thinking beings” — Romans 12:1 (Jerusalem Bible Translation) My news feed included this article from the Christian Science Monitor on a “debate” this evening between Bill Nye and Ken … Continue reading

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The Problem of Defining God: Finding Unity with Atheists in Wonder and Community

Part of the problem of the public discourse on religion is that, like so many other issues, the discussion gets framed by the radical fringes.  On one side, you have the fundamentalist theists (mostly Christians in the US) who have … Continue reading

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The Galactic Milieu: The “Irrationality” and Beauty of the Incarnation

As we approach Christmas, I thought I would share one of my favorite descriptions of the Incarnation. This is courtesy of Julian May, a prolific and talented science fiction writer. One of her most popular works is the Galactic Milieu, … Continue reading

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Original Sin, Advent and Christian Hope

Earlier this week, I was having a discussion with a good-hearted atheist friend who argued that the existence of evil and the explanatory power of evolutionary biology combined to create a strong argument against the existence of God and in … Continue reading

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Vatican Astonomers Contemplate God and Science in Geminid Meteor Shower

Because one can not have too much of Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J. Set forth below is an excerpt from the Detroit Free Press on the Geminid Meteor Shower that is expected to peak Saturday morning and the role that Detroit native … Continue reading

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Exorcizing the God of the Gaps

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
The rise of modern science created a problem for Christian theology. If God is not scientifically needed to explain why water freezes at 32°F or why the stars come out at night, if the universe…

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Quantum Physics, Relationality and the Triune God

One of the great contributions that Teilhard de Chardin made to Christian theology is his reconciliation of traditional Christian theology with evolutionary biology. Science has continued to advance. Discoveries in the past 100 years, from the Big Bang to particle … Continue reading

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