Posts under "Theology and Science"

9 Reasons We Have Genuine but Limited Freedom

May 29th, 2017 / 9 Comments

An essay I wrote has just been published. I argue humans and God have genuine but limited freedom.  The new book is What’s with Free Will? Ethics and Religion after Neuroscience, edited by James Walters and Philip Clayton. The book responds to some neuroscientists who claim human free will is an illusion. These neuroscientists base […]

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My Alternative Theory of Creation

April 3rd, 2017 / 6 Comments

In three previous blogs, I explored 9 reasons many Christians affirm the theory that God initially created our universe from absolutely nothing. Although some of the reasons have validity, I found none of them to be ultimately convincing. In this blog, I want to offer my alternative to creation from nothing. The Basic Idea: creatio ex […]

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More (Unconvincing) Reasons Some Accept Creatio Ex Nihilo

February 1st, 2017 / 7 Comments

In a previous post, I listed three reasons some Christians think God created our universe from nothing. I was unconvinced by those reasons. Here are three more reasons some people embrace creatio ex nihilo. Although some are interesting, I also find these reasons unconvincing. Science Requires the Traditional View There are strong scientific reasons to […]

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Love Research Needs a Definition

January 27th, 2017 / 6 Comments

Research in science and religion captivates me. Adding the dimension of love to this research motivates me in powerful ways. Making sense of life requires exploring science and religion with help from philosophy. In fact, I can’t imagine answering well the big questions of life while ignoring any of the three. We wonder, “Why is […]

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A New View of Creation

January 16th, 2017 / 14 Comments

I’m writing a book that offers a new theory of initial creation. It’s a project I’ve wanted to do for some time. To help my thinking, I’m asking friends and readers to comment on the issues. So far, the comments I’ve been sent have been very helpful, and I’m incorporating them in my writing. I […]

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Biology and the Freedom to Love

November 1st, 2016 / 19 Comments

In recent decades, biology has moved to the fore of love research.  The role of evolution, the function of genes, selection pressures, and group interaction play a prominent role in contemporary biological discussions of the possibility and nature of love. 

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Theo-Photo-Urban-Nature

June 3rd, 2016 / 3 Comments

A theologian. With a camera. Exploring nature. In Chicago. Those four elements introduce intriguing possibilities. I know, because I am that theologian-photographer who made photographs in Chicago. Making Photographs I say I “make” photographs. Good photography often results when a photographer works from a vision and uses a camera to portray an intriguing subject. Good […]

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