When Truth Isn’t Factual and Facts Don’t Matter

This post originally appeared in Orbiter Magazine under a different title   Thousands of years ago, an Israelite known for his wisdom penned the words, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the Sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9). For the most part, he was right.Continue reading “When Truth Isn’t Factual and Facts Don’t Matter”

We Are Our Own Worst Asteroid

This blog post was originally shared on the United Church of Christ’s Environmental Justice blog… http://www.ucc.org/we_re_our_own_worst_asteroid   When I was a kid, I was obsessed with dinosaurs, and I simply cannot understand anyone who wasn’t/isn’t. Fantasy and mythology are fine and all, but dinosaurs are real and you can visit their bones! I’m far more excitedContinue reading “We Are Our Own Worst Asteroid”

I Need More Raccoons In My Life

In 2009, I moved into an intentional Christian community in West Philly with three other guys. We shared our food, prayed together, ate together, and worked together. We were trying to live simple, spiritual lives in the midst of the excess of the city so that we might better share our time and resources withContinue reading “I Need More Raccoons In My Life”

Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Neil deGrasse Tyson?

Have you been watching Cosmos? If not, then you should be. For those of you who are not as excited about educational television as I am, here is the scoop. The original Cosmos was a 13-part television series written and presented by Carl Sagan. It was an engaging, inspirational, and educational journey through contemporary scienceContinue reading “Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Neil deGrasse Tyson?”