SEVEN WORDS
Anaximander • Being • Culture • God • Time
Being Good Beauty            Truth             Justice Love Presence Every important branch of philosophy or theology focuses on one or more of these seven words and/or on t... Read more
THE OTHER BIBLE
God • Time
It’s been called, “the greatest story ever told”, The Bible. Read more
PROCESS THEOLOGY
Being • Existentialism • God • Time • Trinity • Whitehead
The British philosopher and mathematician, Alfred North Whitehead, is generally considered the ‘father of process philosophy’. Read more
FAITH HOPE LOVE
Being • Existentialism • God • John & Paul • Time • Whitehead
“Love is patient, love is kind…It does not seek its own interests, it…rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. Read more
ANAMNESIS
Being • Culture • Pound & Joyce • Time
“Anamnesis”; it’s a mouthful…but a very important mouthful. Read more
THE ONE AND THE MANY
Being • Eschatology • God • Time • Trinity
(This essay is dedicated to Ralph Pred, mentor and friend, who taught me almost everything I know and who would probably disagree with almost everything in this essay. Thank you, Ralph. Read more
MYTHOLOGY TODAY
Culture • Science • Time
According to a popular conception of intellectual history, mythology is characteristic of human pre-history. Read more
THIS IS US
Culture • Science • Time
The fall of 2016 saw a new comedy series, This is Us, added to the NBC line-up. Read more
EDUCATING CHRISTIANS
Christ • Culture • John & Paul • Science • Time • Trinity
We are good parents. From infancy we teach our children ‘the facts of life’ –how the world came to be the way it is and how it works. We certainly mean well. But do we do well? Let's see. Read more
KUNDALINI
Culture • Time
Relax. This isn’t an article about the practice of Kundalini Yoga. (Even I know my limits. Read more
The PROBLEM OF GOOD
Being • God • Time • Whitehead
You’re familiar with the Problem of Evil. It is an argument often advanced against the existence of God. Read more
PSALM 126
Eschatology • Science • Time
“Those who go forth weeping, carrying sacks of seed, Will return with cries of joy, carrying their bundled sheaves. Read more
TIME OVERTHROWN
Time
One morning, I was standing on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River, looking across to Philadelphia. Read more
THEOLOGY 101
Anaximander • Eschatology • Existentialism • Genesis • God • Parmenides • Time • Trinity • Whitehead
Theology 101 is comprehensive…but not complete. Questions remain to be answered, themes need to be further developed. Read more
PSALM 146
Eschatology • Existentialism • God • Prayer • Time
The Old Testament Book of Psalms consists of 150 Psalms, divided into 5 ‘books’. The last 5 Psalms of the final book (Psalms 146 – 150) constitute the climax of the entire work. Read more
WHY I AM NOT A DETERMINIST
Science • Time
When I was growing up, Bertrand Russell’s essay, Why I am not a Christian, created a lot of buzz. Read more
THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS
Culture • Time
Lewis Carroll’s second novel about his young heroine, Alice (you know Alice…of Wonderland fame), is titled Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. Read more
DEATH
Heraclitus • Parmenides • Time
There is an ancient story of an Emperor who encountered a philosopher on the road. Read more
TWO FACED GOD
God • Time
For Roman Catholics and many other Christians, the defining statement of religious doctrine is the Nicene Creed. Adopted by the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. Read more
ANAXIMANDER, MARTIN & JOHN
Anaximander • Existentialism • Genesis • John & Paul • Time
Although five books of the New Testament have traditionally been attributed to the apostle John, modern scholarship has identified two of these works as most likely bearing John’s direct imprint: Th... Read more
DANTE & THE YELLOW SUBMARINE
Anaximander • Being • Science • Time • Whitehead • Yellow Submarine
"In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost. Ah, how hard a thing it is to tell of that wood, savage and harsh and dense... Read more
X-MEN
Culture • Existentialism • For Kids • Science • Time
Did you ever say to yourself, “If only I had known then what I know now?” Say it’s Tuesday night and you have an English test coming up Wednesday morning. Read more
GENESIS WINS NOBEL PRIZE! written by David Cowles
Genesis • Science • Time
“REUTERS – The Nobel Committee in Olso has just announced that this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded, posthumously, to the authors of the Book of Genesis for their groundbreaking c... Read more
ECBATAN
Eschatology • Parmenides • Pound & Joyce • Time
“Great bulk, huge mass, thesaurus; Ecbatan, the clock ticks and fades out The bride awaiting the god’s touch; Ecbatan, City of patterned streets; again the vision:” – Ezra Pound, Canto V ... Read more
Science & The Yellow Submarine
Time • Yellow Submarine
The Beatles’ iconic 1968 film, Yellow Submarine, is more than meets the eye. Not that the eye…or ear…is ever starved for stimulation in this psychedelic romp. Read more
THE REALISTIC MANIFESTO
Being • Culture • Heraclitus • Politics • Time
It’s 1920. The glow of the Russian Revolution is everywhere and dialectical materialism is the philosophy de jour. Every aspect of life in Russian society is undergoing radical transformation. Read more
HENRY MOORE AT ST. PAUL'S
Being • Christ • Culture • Eschatology • God • Time
If you want to understand what’s special about the Christian world view, travel to London and visit St. Paul’s Cathedral. Read more
LOVE...ACTUALLY!*
Being • Existentialism • Time • Trinity
“I love you,” perhaps the most famous phrase in all of human speech. But what does it mean? I love many things: my wife and children, a fine bottle of wine, foie gras, London, to name a very few. Read more
THE INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF TIME
Anaximander • Genesis • Parmenides • Science • Time
In an earlier essay in this collection, The Perpendicular Present, we showed conclusively that the experiential Present has nothing whatsoever to do with the linear phenomenon we call “time”. Read more
THE PERPENDICULAR PRESENT
Science • Time
At first glance, our lives seem to be strings of bead-like events. No sooner have we experienced one sensation, one thought, one feeling, one action then another takes its place. Read more
DOES "GOD" MAKE SENSE?
Anaximander • God • Time
When we examine every bit of objective evidence we have about the world we live in, we find that the dimension of time is continuous (at least down to the Planck scale). Read more
KANDINSKY...AND THE OTHER WORLD
Culture • Parmenides • Time
From the dawn of philosophy, thinkers have speculated that the world of space & time, matter & energy, objects & sense perceptions, the world in which we seem to live, may not be the only ... Read more