Rabbi Dr. Bradley Shavit Artson explains why both science and religion need humility – and each other.
It’s not an unusual idea to think that Reform Jews are thinking in evolutionary terms. What’s different is that it is Darwin that they’re engaging with.
On one level, evidence is what scientists use to discover truth. But there’s another profession that uses evidence, too: lawyers. And they each use evidence in different ways.
Why are some sources of authority more alluring than others?
Once I accept reality, I can begin to work on the world as it is, rather than the world that exists in my head.
How did I prepare for Jeopardy!? In short, I studied – a lot. I mean, A LOT.
The greatest distinction between facts and values is that facts don’t spur us to action. Values do.
Rev. Dr. Gawain de Leeuw, an Episcopal priest in White Plains, suggests that perhaps evil is rooted in our need to cover up that which threatens to make us discardable and invisible.
What can we learn about ourselves when we study religion scientifically?
We know that no movie that is “based on a true story” is ever the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The editors decide what stays in, what gets cut, and what order the story should be told in. What we forget is that our lives are “based on a true story,” as well.