Category: Religion and Science

The Aims and Ideals of Yogananda Are Perfectly Suited for Me

The Aims and Ideals of Yogananda Are Perfectly Suited for Me

I’ve been called to become a student of Paramahansa Yogananda’s Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF). The story behind that call is quite interesting and I’ll share it with you at some point, but for now I thought I’d point out a couple of the organization’s “Aims and Ideals” as published by SRF based on Yogananda’s teachings. There […]

Disproving God?

Every once in a while, I run across an essay or a blog post in which someone claims to have discovered solid evidence that proves the non-existence of God. And every time I do so, I find myself shaking my head. There are two fundamental flaws with making statements like that. First, unless you defined […]

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”

What is the nature and purpose ot Time, physically and spiritually? Einsrein got it mostly right.

Front cover of Matthew Fox's Updated Memoir, "Confessions"

Matthew Fox’s Revised Autobiography Makes for Insightful Reading on Some of My Favorite Topics

Matthew Fox is one of my favorite spiritual teachers and writers. He is releasing a greatly expanded version of his autobiographical book, Confessions. I got an early look at the galleys for his book and found one of his five new chapters had a lot of great insights I hadn’t heard before. Read my review of that chapter.

Catholics, Mainstream Protestants Strongly Influenced by Pope Francis on Climate Change; Evangelicals Not So Much

Catholics and mainstream Protestants saw double-digit increases in their concern about climate change in the wake of Pope Francis’ recent encyclical and visit to the U.S. Evangelicals experienced a minor tweak, albeit in the same direction. Read my full post on my personal blog site here.

Was Pythagorean Theorem Discovered in India Centuries Before a Greek Got Credit for It?

Was Pythagorean Theorem Discovered in India Centuries Before a Greek Got Credit for It?

I’ve just read a fascinating book entitled The Science of the Sacred: Ancient Perspectives for Modern Science. It’s a free PDF you can download by clicking the title in the previous sentence. Lushly illustrated and painstakingly researched, this book has absolutely fascinated me from the beginning. I was startled to learn a number of historically explosive […]

Climate Scientists “Discover” Earth Transformation Prospects

Scientists have re-discovered and confirmed another ancient truth about science and the Cosmos: Earth will not be destroyed by climate change but it will be transformed and emerge as a completely different, as yet unpredictable, place. Whether humanity can sufficiently adapt and evolve quickly enough to avoid being one of the millions of species rendered extinct […]

Two More Clues to Origins of Universe: Hot Stars and Cosmic Pasta

Two More Clues to Origins of Universe: Hot Stars and Cosmic Pasta

The Christian Science Monitor has a particularly readable article today on two recent discoveries by astronomers that promise to provide more bread crumbs on the trail to the origins of the cosmos. One study describes the discovery of a galaxy named EGSY8p7 (I like that…eggsy-eight sounds close to “exaggerate” — 🙂 ) that contains a large […]

Many Evangelicals Are Pro-Science But Pro-Miracle

I was fascinated by the results of a recent poll reported on Huffington Post that found that “84 percent of evangelicals say modern science is doing good in the world.” Overall, 70% of conservative Christians had favorable opinions of the world of science in their lives. This runs counter to what most of us hear […]

"Hidden in Plain Sight" Offers Unusual Perspective on Unification

“Hidden in Plain Sight” Offers Unusual Perspective on Unification

Of all the subjects on which I read voraciously, cosmology probably ranks near the top of the list at the moment. I go through stages. Depending on what I’m teaching or on conversations I’m having with friends and colleagues, my emphasis shifts over time. But right now, the problems and questions of the origins of the […]

My Cosmology: An Overview

In the beginning was Consciousness, manifesting as an infinite number of subatomic wave/particles and photons as Pure Energy. It was omnipresent. It was conscious but it was not self-conscious because it was a Unity which had nothing else of which to be conscious. As Divine Mind, it was perfect but not complete. It could feel […]

Many Universes Hypothesis Gets Huge Boost From New Planck Study Results

Many Universes Hypothesis Gets Huge Boost From New Planck Study Results

The big news in the world of science today was the announcement of a new set of results from the Planck satellite mapping enterprise. The entire story is fascinating, at least to me, and I found the Huffington Post’s coverage to be the most approachable and yet comprehensive, so if you’re interested, you might want […]