"Sinai and Synapses Fellowship" Tagged Content (Page 3)
The difficulty of judging our need for physical distance can turn into something much worse: moral distance.
One unique danger globalization poses is hypercoherence, or maladaptive syncing between independent parts of a complex system. With the rapid spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus around the world we’re seeing firsthand some of hypercoherence’s dangers.
I am going to be thankful as I face this epidemic, and prudent, and prayerful (for those who’ve lost loved ones and are struggling to catch their next breath).
Prayer is not a substitute for action. Rather, it is a preparation for it and often a summons to it.
When we look up at the vastness of the universe, does that make us feel very small, or does it make us feel connected to something so much larger?
What happens in our bodies and in our brains when we join together in a communal liturgy, where people sing or dance or celebrate together?
What is the interplay between the things that make us human and the things that make us superhuman?
If humans aren’t self-contained units, what’s our responsibility to the other elements that we’re connected to?
How we can teach so many of the complicated nuances of genetics to laypeople, clergy, students, and others who may be new to the big debates?
How does play help us understand the rules of the game for both science and religion? How can they help us better understand and create more joy in the work that we do?
“Gam zeh yaavor”—this too shall pass, whether “this” is a sorrowful or a joyful feeling or situation. This phrase can apply in a myriad of ways if we let it.
Since 1970, trust in science has decreased significantly among conservatives and regular churchgoers, and as a pastor and former evangelical, I need to know why.