[We] sense that there is a will that is behind all things, and we’re also aware of our own will, and it’s the distance between those two wills that creates the mystery that we call religion.
Keeping in mind that these ruminations are purely speculative.
Christmas seems to bring out the child in all of us.
So perhaps it should not have surprised me to find His Majesty playing with Tinker toys this morning.
Nigeria must be a hotbed of religion, as numbers 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 are Nigerian.
Benny Hinn (Canadian or US), Creflo Dollar, Billy Graham and T. D. Jakes (US), are 3 through 6 respectively.
The Junior Ganymede welcomes this guest post by Kent G. Budge.
My reaction to the SCOTUS decision on gay marriage has been decidedly mixed. By that I mean that I’ve experienced a broad range of emotions over it, none of them positive.
One emotion I haven’t experienced is surprise. We all knew this was coming, and those few of us who professed optimism that the Court might yet rule in favor of the states, or at least rule very narrowly against the states, struck me as whistling furiously in the dark.
However, one emotion I have found myself experiencing, which I did not expect, is remorse.
Based on interviews with eleven Nobel Prize winners and many other prominent physicists, biologists, anthropologists, and psychologists, as well as leading theologians and spiritual leaders, Why Science Does Not Disprove God is a “well-informed and readable” (Wall Street Journal) analysis of the religious implications of our ever-increasing understanding of life and the universe. The renowned science writer Amir Aczel (“One of our best science popularizers”—Publishers Weekly) masterfully refutes the overreaching claims of the “New Atheists,” providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there’s still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God and empirical science are not mutually exclusive.
I could hear His Majesty cackling over the paper even before I emerged from the kitchen with his breakfast pancakes and porridge.
An interesting read, by Andrew Murray, written in the 1800’s. A Life of Obedience. The Kindle edition is free for today only.
Kindle books don’t require an actual Kindle device. Free Kindle reading apps are available for smart phones, tablets, and computers.
I haven’t read the whole thing yet, but wanted to make a shout-out due to the temporary nature of the free e-book.
The books starts by quoting both Old Testament and New Testament passages that illustrate that the need for obedience surmounts the need for faith.