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Broadway Play Explores Evangelical Faith, Gay Life

Date: 06/10/2010

A new Broadway play that has been nominated for a couple of Tony awards features a character that might seem rarer than a unicorn: a gay evangelical. "Next Fall," by Geoffrey Nauffts, has already won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New American Play on Broadway, and is up for Best Play and Best Director at the Tony Awards, to be broadcast on Sunday (June 13.) The production is particular ...

Related Topics: Christianity, Blog 140

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Myths We Believe ... (RJS)

Date: 06/01/2010

Today we conclude our look at the recent book by Elaine Howard Ecklund Science vs Religion: What Scientists Really Think . The earlier installment are here: first , second , third and fourth . The book relates various insights about science and religion that emerged from her interviews with 275 scientists in seven departments at 21 "elite" universities. This book is worth serious con ...

Related Topics: Elaine Howard Ecklund, Science, Science And Faith

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Science patriotism and scoundrels

Date: 05/19/2010

Philosopher Carlin Romano can't stand the egotistical way some would-be defenders of science go about their work. Excerpt: Standing up for science excites some intellectuals the way beautiful actresses arouse Warren Beatty, or career liberals boil the blood of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. It's visceral. The thinker of this ilk looks in the mirror and sees Galileo bravely muttering "Eppure si ...

Related Topics: Carlin Romano, Science

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Books To Come ... (RJS)

Date: 04/30/2010

As we look ahead to the summer ... I have several books on my desk, and plan to post on them over the next few months. If you have particular interests you may wish to get a hold of one or more. Suggestions for other books are welcome as well - use the comment section below, or send me an e-mail (rjs4mail[at]att.net). Elaine Howard Ecklund, Science vs Religion: What Scientists Really ...

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Father Forgive Us ... (the challenge of Adam 8) (RJS)

Date: 04/27/2010

I am currently reading a book by David N. Livingstone , Adam's Ancestors: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Human Origins . David Livingstone is Professor of Geography and Intellectual History at Queen's University, Belfast and this book reflects both of his interests. The history of the discussion of Adam and pre-adamic man has several major streams - from skeptical undermining o ...

Related Topics: Adam, Racism, Science And Faith

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The Challenge of Adam 5 (RJS)

Date: 04/15/2010

I am currently reading a book by David N. Livingstone , Adam's Ancestors: Race, Religion, and the Politics of Human Origins . David Livingstone is Professor of Geography and Intellectual History at Queen's University, Belfast and this book reflects both of his interests. It is a readable, but thorough and academic, book looking at the history of the idea of pre-adamic or non-adamic hum ...

Related Topics: Adam, David Livingstone

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You're wrong about cultural change

Date: 04/09/2010

...says sociologist James Davison Hunter , whose presentation "To Change the World" given to the Trinity Forum some years back ( available in PDF form here ) is the basis of his new book of the same title . I urge you to read the entire essay, which I can hardly to justice to in excerpts. But I'll try. Hunter says the way we in the West think about how cultures change pretty much comes down to ...

Related Topics: Antonio Gramsci, Culture Change, James Davison Hunter, To Change The World

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Francisco Ayala wins the Templeton Prize

Date: 03/25/2010

At this moment, I'm at the National Academy of Sciences watching biologist Francisco Ayala named as winner of the 2010 Templeton Prize. Ayala, a former Dominican priest, is being recognized in part for his work in reconciling evolution with Christian theology. The prize itself, worth about $1.5 million, will be awarded to Ayala in May by the Duke of Edinburgh. Here are excerpts from the speech ...

Related Topics: Biology, Evolution, Francisco J. Ayala, Intelligent Design, Templeton Prize

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