Transformation…It’s in our DNA

This week’s episode of Darkwood Brew explored, among other things, the human genome and the story of human evolution encoded in our DNA. Change is also written in the DNA of the Christian identity, is it not? At the core of our shared Christian faith is a story of...

Holy Roller

Randomness or coherence?  Is the universe marked by one or the other, or both?  Is God rolling the dice?  Are the dice loaded? Is God in the catalyst or in the reaction?  All of these questions and more were on the minds of Darkwood Brewers during and after this...

Are Those Designer Genes?

I. Awestruck Wonder Last week a Darkwood Brew viewer from Louisiana who has had a hard time finding a church sent me a Facebook message asking what the “fear of the Lord” meant in the Bible.  The kind of god who would take pleasure in our fear didn’t fit her image or...

Luvin’ My Enemies

Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey He was a cowboy, mister, and he loved the land. He loved it so much he made a woman out of dirt and married her. But when he kissed her, she disintegrated. Later, at the funeral, when the preacher said, “Dust to dust,” some...

Add-Ins

Please forgive my late, choppy and slightly scattered post. It took me a few days to uncurl from the fetal position as I lay there, clammy with hallucinations – ah yes, the stomach flu. Nothing sums up “Les, you’re sick” quite like the fact that I didn’t want to eat...

Canidomorphism

So did you hear the one about the dyslexic atheist?  He denied the existence of dog. If you had been in the chat room during the rebroadcast of this week’s episode you would have had warning that that joke was coming. So let that be your invitation to join in...

Faith Vs. Sequester

Note: A version of this blog post was preached at Countryside Community Church on Sunday. You can find it here. I. The Gorilla in the X Ray Not long ago, a researcher at Harvard Medical School presented a group of radiologists a series of x ray images that are...

Knowing God

When Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell travelled to space, he experienced an overwhelmingly profound sense of universal connectedness. In his own words, “The presence of divinity became almost palpable, and I knew that life in the universe was not just an accident...

Dust on the Camera Lens

During this past week’s episode, Chris suggested that we bloggers were acting a bit like the astronauts who early on realized that perhaps their real mission was not to move out beyond earth, but to turn the camera around and look back at the earth.  I like the...

As Dinner and Science Go At My House

I was thinking about asking a friend from church over for dinner the other day, and then I started playing that out in my head as to how it would go: What would I serve? When I would clean? Should I re-arrange the furniture? Maybe the shabby-chic-garage-sale look in...

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