The Velvet Revolution, Vaclav Havel, and Stanley Hauerwas – 20 years later

The Velvet Revolution, Vaclav Havel, and Stanley Hauerwas – 20 years later


The Velvet Revolution, Vaclav Havel, and Stanley Hauerwas – 20 years later

Vaclav Havel, center in red scarf, placing a candle at a Prague commemoration of the Velvet Revolution (Petr David Josek/AP) The New York Times did a nice retrospective yesterday on Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution on its 20th anniversary. I was 15 years old when the Berlin Wall fell along with all the other Eastern European dominoes that fell in its wake

Science, theology, and a sense of wonder

Science, theology, and a sense of wonder


Science, theology, and a sense of wonder

We just finished up this year’s theological symposium on science and theology on the Concordia Seminary campus. Presentations on quantum physics, ecology, and neuroscience (free videos of which will be up on the Seminary’s iTunes U site shortly) and other issues have left my brain oozing, but also with a couple of observations..

Anselm, friendship, and “how we think about God”

Anselm, friendship, and “how we think about God”


Anselm, friendship, and “how we think about God”

Anselm of Canterbury, under glass Feed your inner philosopher by checking out this column by Nathan Schneider on the “Happy Days” blog at the NY Times. If you want to go further outside the box, check out the provocative religion blog that Schneider edits: Killing the Buddha . Anselm of Canterbury was the eleventh century philosopher and theologian who famously articulated what we now know as his ‘ontological’ proof for God