Again and again I think about the consequences our interpretations of the Bible have for us. In the case of Revelation, it is clear: the near expectation leads to short-sightedness in the church in massive crisis situations, because they expect the return of Jesus now, the rapture, the big clean-up and the end. This leads… Continue reading The consequences of the creation story
It is interesting. The national leader of the March for Life has been found arguing against the pandemic regulations saying that he does not care for some old people dying. He has been the lead defender of the right to live for years, and a few months back has shown how selective this right is… Continue reading Pandemic, Gender, Abortion, Church
Walking and telling stories. That is what these two terms allude to. When I hear this without knowing exactly what it means, I see a rabbi slowly walking through the landscape and telling stories. This rabbi could well be Jesus, surrounded by his disciples. At the same time, the word walking reminds me not only… Continue reading Halacha and Haggadah
I have put before you life and death. Choose life. Deu 30:15 Omnipotence Thomas Aquinas described God as all-powerful. He derives this from the infinity of God. How he does that would be beyond the scope here. Many will point out that we find the expression God Almighty throughout the Old Testament. This is how… Continue reading God Almighty?
Chaos: the behavior of systems that follow deterministic laws but appear random and unpredictable. A dynamical system that has a sensitive dependence on its initial conditions. Mathematicians have a way to define things different from what all people understand when they hear a word. A space for example for normal people is a room, expanse,… Continue reading Chaos
There are two basic motivations for dialog: the love of wisdom (Philia sophia) and the love of victory (Philia nikia). These motivations have been strategized over centuries and used in many forms to either win arguments or gain wisdom. I am sure you can deduct which will result in which. I have found that these… Continue reading Philia Sophia or Philia Nikia