Science-based Religion Blog

Science and religion are not intrinsic enemies. Science strives for revelation. It is the revelation of the universe as we find it. The current picture of the universe is in perfect harmony with many religious perspectives and in stark contrast to others. This blog intends to explore these harmonies and conflicts of Science and Religion. Keep an open mind and a gentle heart please.

Location: Richmond, Virginia, United States

My family background is third generation German-American. I was the younger of two sons. My father was an English professor who had also served a Protestant minister and missionary to China. My mother was a nurse and social worker. I went to Purdue University, where I earned a B.S. degree in the Honors Physics program. I got a masters degree in Physics from the University of Southern California and also a masters and Ph.D. in Religion and Social Ethics from the USC school of religion. I have worked as a teacher and as an IT professional. I am married, with no children but two cats.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Long Time No Blogging

I started this blog when I was in a stable work situation that gave me some regular time for blogging, but then that changed. Since then, I've been adjusting to working several part-time jobs and finding it easier to leave this blog sit for a while.

One of my current jobs, however, is teaching a course in World Religions at a local University. It has me thinking more about religion. I recently posted a comment on a blog by Jason Rosenhouse, Evolution Blog, a fine blog that I recommend. The content of his blog on 9/22/08 was, if I may so summarize it, whether it was possible for religion to exist in today's world given what science has shown us about our place in the cosmos. My comment was to the effect that, as I've argued elsewhere in my blog and elsewhere, it is quite possible for religion to share mental space with religion, provided one chooses the right religion.

I hope I'll get back to blogging here and in my other blog on Evidence for Evolution. There are many challenging aspects to this important topic to be considered.