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Bruce Meyer

Bruce Meyer writes about the relationship between the physical universe and the pursuit of spirituality.

Gold, guns, girls: is it ever gonna be enough?

The four-person band Metric released Gold Guns Girls as part of Fantasies in 2009.

Writer Emily Haines is well known for telling what’s wrong with the world to an upbeat alternative dance tempo.

What was the star of Bethlehem?

In the 1979 film Monty Python’s Life of Brian, the three wise men are depicted as going to the wrong stable. Instead of finding Jesus’ manger, they mistakenly worship a baby named Brian. Even though it was banned in many places, including entire countries such as Ireland and Norway, the Life of Brian was the fourth highest-grossing film at the time.

The royal baby

Everybody knows that the Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, are going to have a royal baby. Everybody knows because it’s in all the news headlines, blathered on all the talk shows, and texted over multitudes of cell phones.

What the Sandy Hook shooting says about today’s society

The shooting at the Sandy Hook primary school last week was a terrible tragedy, the second worst in U.S history.  The lives that were lost, the young and the old, are irreplaceable. Now the search is on for the reason.

Reasons not to believe “Reasons to Believe”

Reasons to Believe (RTB) is a Christian apologetics organization founded by astrophysicist Hugh Ross. Dr. Ross has brought together mainstream scientists from several different disciplines “to spread the Christian Gospel by demonstrating that sound and scientific research — including the very latest discoveries — consistently support, rather than erode, confidence in the truth of the Bible and faith in the personal, transcendent God revealed in both Scripture and nature.”

God’s perfect timing is forward

Why does time move forward? An experiment called BaBar, an international collaboration of more than 500 engineers and scientists, has recently shed some light on this mystery. But to understand their results, we first need to look at some work they did with antimatter.

Are we born evil?

Augustine (354-430) is generally considered to be one of the most important church fathers for Protestant and Catholic Christianity.  He expounded a concept of human evil called original sin, which was further developed by Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, and John Calvin among many others.  Augustine’s thinking was that there had been a fall of humanity after which every person is “born into sin,” or inherently evil.

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