Category Archives: SCience & religion

This fair, green, ‘flat’ earth of ours

For decades now I’ve heard of a “Flat Earth Society.” Seems that some people are unconvinced that the earth is round. Well, roundish. I admit it has some bumps and valleys and occasional flat spots, and I am told by … Continue reading

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The Joy of Bare Feet

It’s a cold, wet winter day, spring is far off, and I am well past my prime, but I have a severe hankering to go barefooted. I used to jump the season a bit when I was a youngster. I’d … Continue reading

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Forest-Bathing

There’s a lot being said about the positive healing effect of trees. Of being in “God’s great outdoors.” Whether you call it “God’s” or not, the beneficial effect is well-known and widely-known. In Japan, it’s called shrinrin-yoku, which translates to … Continue reading

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Now, About This Atonement Business

 Starting as a teenager, I memorized this doctrine, including that cute little “Atone = at-one” explanation which tells us that because of Jesus’s Blood Sacrifice, we are now “at one” with God. But I never believed it. Oh, I tried, … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Genesis

I cannot 100% be sure we are in a time of global warming, but I am about 99+% sure, the evidence is that strong. Ice caps and glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, weather patterns across the globe are … Continue reading

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Science in the Pulpit

I’ve been a teacher of one subject or another most of my life. I’ve been on both sides of the seminary desk, both student and instructor. And I’ll say this: teachers had better know what they’re talking about. Likewise, preachers … Continue reading

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Kisses

My first girl-kiss came when I was six. Her name was Carol, and I thought she was the cutest girl in class. It wasn’t much of a kiss—more a fast peck on the cheek—but it was a kiss, and today … Continue reading

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