Three Lightning Rods: or, What the Universe Tells Me About God

I'm no scientist, but I've been reading a lot of science lately. My reasons are threefold: I'm writing a science fiction manuscript that is in no small part influenced by the little I understand about cosmology + time + quantum physics; I now work in research communications for a state university, so it's my job to be …

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Learning How to Embrace Being Wrong

I've adopted a new morning prayer. I wholeheartedly recommend it, despite the fact that (warning) it's terribly effective at sabotaging my ego throughout the day. It goes like this: Dear God, please prove me wrong about something today.  I'm oh-so-tempted to leave out all the addendums that make that statement considerably less pious, like: "...but prove me right …

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Yes, I Have a Pulse

If my relative silence here (since December 2013, good Lord) didn't tip you off already, I guess it's time to admit: 2014 has been a doozy. In some respects, this has been the most challenging year Luke and I have spent in Colorado. It's also been, by a considerable margin, the most rewarding. I got a new job, diving headlong into the craziest six …

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The Epic in the Ordinary

One of my favorite modern parables is G.K. Chesterton's Tremendous Trifles. It's short and sweet – just over a thousand words – but it's become something of a touchstone for me in the years since I first read it. (It also kicks off an equally wonderful collection of essays published under the same title. Read them all: they're …

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