The echo of Adam’s profound failure reverberates today. It is heard in white supremacy, in the common and conscious unwillingness of whites to acknowledge historical facts and truths.
Right now we are living with communal grief, if not also personal grief. It is hard to see our holiness, but it is there.
Religion can inspire and mobilize us as stewards of the earth rather than encourage our unsustainable status quo.
As we discover more and more about the brain, will neuroscientific “explanations” about moral behavior become “excuses”? How “free” are we, and how would we even know?
“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.