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Does the Higgs Boson Discovery Resolve the Religion-Science Debate?

(1424) Comments | Posted July 6, 2012 | 10:36 AM

Yeah, right.

One important thing did happen this week: one of the most interesting searches in physics, launched 48 years ago, hit the jackpot. For fundamental physics as we conceive it today to stand the test, a certain kind of a force field (the Higgs field) had to exist; and...

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Science, Religion and Religious Minimalism

(1454) Comments | Posted December 12, 2011 | 1:42 PM

No human phenomenon in this global age is more controversial or confusing than religion. But two things are clear: secular prophecies to the contrary, religion is not going away. And despite the hopes of certain nostalgic believers, religion will not regain, at least in the West, the social ascendancy it...

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Can Christians Survive the 'Threat' of a Multi-Faith World?

(453) Comments | Posted March 28, 2011 | 8:23 PM

You know Christians who respond to an increasingly interreligious world by building walls around themselves. They have only Christian friends, hold others at arm's length and make sure what you know about "them" comes from reliable (read: Christian) sources. If you do get face to face with a Jew or...

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Is Stephen Hawking Right About God?

(606) Comments | Posted September 13, 2010 | 8:33 AM

Not only is Stephen Hawking one of the greatest physicists of the 20th century, he also enjoys a mystique perhaps rivaled only by Albert Einstein. As Time once commented, "Even as he sits helpless in his wheelchair, his mind seems to soar ever more brilliantly across the vastness of space...

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Seeking Common Ground in 'Big Tent' Christianity

(410) Comments | Posted September 1, 2010 | 8:11 PM

We know well what it means for people to be dissatisfied with Christianity, or to blurt out "I'm finished!" and publicly walk away. I've even heard people proclaim that the term "Christian" has been so torn apart in the battle-to-the-death between liberals and conservatives that there's...

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