The United States in the 21st century is becoming more secular, but is this actually causing it to move in a progressive direction as many of us think?
Human confidence in what we think we know for certain almost always involves hope in things unseen.
We human beings don’t experience the world as it is — we experience the world through the filter of our minds. How we look at and think about the world inform the way we act in it, and that informs the way both religion and science are practiced.
Knowledge and uncertainty, and belief and doubt, are often two sides of the same coin, and it’s the dynamic relationship between the two that drives us forward. At the second Sinai and Synapses seminar, Professors Karl Giberson and Stuart Firestein share their thoughts on this tension.
Belief, joy, awe, curiosity — these feelings are more than religious. They are more than scientific. They are reflections of the best of what it means to be human. They are the sources from which both religion and science spring.
For many Christians, Christianity and science are not in opposition; rather, they both serve as ways to search for truth.
Two fascinating presentations about science and religion from two experts in the field — Dr. Jennifer Wiseman and Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson.
An excerpt from my cover story in the Winter Issue of Reform Judaism Magazine.
“Freedom” is not a binary state – either we are free, or we are not. Rather, “freedom” is a matter of degree, but while we may not be completely “free,” we still are responsible.
Atheism and agnosticism are almost totally independent of each other — and in fact, many Jews (myself included) would likely self-identify as “agnostic theists.”