Cannot Believe I Have to Say This: Putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill Is Not an Insult

Recently, the US Government has announced plans for Harriet Tubman, an African-American woman who was a former slave and abolitionist, to replace the racist and genocidal Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.

What a glorious moment! Finally we have acknowledged someone other than an old white dude in one of the most honorable ways possible! Liberals and Conservatives should be enthused! Right?… Read More Cannot Believe I Have to Say This: Putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 Bill Is Not an Insult

Producing a State of Right

Max Weber once proposed in “Politics as a Vocation” the question, “What kind of man must one be if he is to be allowed to put his hand on the wheel of history?” The question is not one of pure intellectual curiosity; the pursuit of its answer gives insight into the past, meaning to the present, and advice for the future for nations, individuals, and the human race. The importance of this inquiry lies in the substantial qualities the heart and mind.… Read More Producing a State of Right

Does God Creating via Evolution Mean He Is Less Powerful?

However, I do think that it operates on some assumptions that I perceive to be faulty in the end. The reasoning put forth is very common in contemporary Christian circles – that macro-evolution cannot be true and that the Creation story, as it is told in Genesis, must be taken literally because to claim otherwise would be to claim that God’s creation is flawed and can deviate from how God created it, meaning that God is not all-powerful.… Read More Does God Creating via Evolution Mean He Is Less Powerful?

Dear First Years: An Important Message about the Highlight Reel

Don’t let it persuade you into thinking these fallacies I outlined above are actual truth; don’t let it wrap you up into the Culture of Competition, with students trying to out-do others in everything; don’t get your self-worth from whether you have friends yet; don’t let that chem test define you; and do not compare yourself to a non-existent, unobtainable bar of achievement. … Read More Dear First Years: An Important Message about the Highlight Reel

Existence of Free Will Dictates the Existence of more than our Physical Identity

I will attempt to explain to you why I believe that the existence of Free Will as many of us imagine it, necessitates the existence of more than just a physical existence; it commands the existence of what I call a “spiritual reality” that subsists, at the very least, within our individual identities.… Read More Existence of Free Will Dictates the Existence of more than our Physical Identity

Journal Musings on the Glory of Creation, Religious Humanism, Fire Insurance, and a few other Things.

It is through these beautiful moments humanity can truly believe in God. I am not implying, of course, that there can’t be belief in God without these things (as is conveniently evident in Bonhoeffer’s case), but that they serve to give a taste by which we can tangibly experience the fullness, the complete wonder, of God. … Read More Journal Musings on the Glory of Creation, Religious Humanism, Fire Insurance, and a few other Things.