Religion & Science and Education

Yesterday I gave a lecture on science and religion, as part of a series on Reason and Religion. My part of these evening lectures is supposed to draw a conclusion from the three previous ones.  Because I didn’t have the Continue Reading …

Death and Religious Diversity

My current job is really fascinating. I work for the “education authority” Catholic Education Flanders, offering support to Catholic schools on the theme of Catholic dialogue schools. This results in an interesting mix of theology, educational theory, and practical concerns. Continue Reading …

Hammurabi

What do you go see at the Louvre museum in Paris? Most people would probably put the Mona Lisa, the Nike of Samotrache, and the Venus of Milo on their todo list. At least, that’s what we – my wife Continue Reading …

The trouble with borrowing ideas from outside your field of expertise

The reason I reblog this, is because it addresses one of the most difficult aspects of the science and religion field. As a theologian, it takes a lot of effort to make sure you understand what science is doing, before Continue Reading …

Our Latest Scientific Collaborator was a Medieval Bishop

The myth that science and religion always have been and always will be in conflict with each other, is still believed in, although historical research has shown that the conflict thesis is far too simplistic. This blogpost offers a very Continue Reading …

# MAPS /// Manifesto for an Alternative Cartography

The interaction between theology and science is, I believe, an important part of building a worldview (See for instance Philip Hefner’s article ‘Theology and Science: Engaging the Richness of Experience’, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14746700309646?journalCode=rtas20). This proposal for an alternative way to map the Continue Reading …

Fairness? It’s all in the brain! (and it’s maybe closely related to money)

New results from an UK Twin study: genes are more than an influence on intelligence

Group Selection and Religion: Some Theological Remarks

One of the key lectures today, on the Schillebeeckx Centenary Conference, was delivered by Siobhán Garrigan. Her hermeneutics of the notion ‘home’ struck me as relevant for a theological reflection on evolutionary studies of religion that assume group selection to Continue Reading …

Ideas Having Sex