Hefner on Meaning Making

What do we want to accomplish by bringing theology and science together? Lutheran theologian Philip Hefner offers us an answer in an article of just over ten years ago[1]. In this blogpost I summarize¬†the main points of the article. Hefner Continue Reading …

Philip Hefner on Experience

This blogpost offers a summary and review of “Theology and Science: Engaging the Richness of Experience“. Philip Hefner argues that the significance of the relation between science and theology is to be found¬†in the meaning that emerges from this relation. Continue Reading …

Dreaming of a White Christmas on Different Levels of Reality

– Tom Uytterhoeven – It's that time of the year again when people start dreaming of (or dreading?) snow. Is it Christmas romanticism? Or just the memory of playing in the snow as a child? Maybe that's why the Calvin-makes-a-snowman Continue Reading …

The Mood of Secular Existence

– Tom Uytterhoeven – I just started reading Jerome A. Stone’s “The Minimalist Vision of Transcendence“, and he immediately raised a question I cannot answer myself. Stone describes the secular life, on p. 3: Given that the meaning of secularity Continue Reading …

“Different Worldviews”, or: What is my research about?

“What's your research about?”, friends ask me occasionally – only to get a confused look in their eyes after I start using words like “evolution”, “culture”, and “religion” in the same sentence. I could of course refer them to the Continue Reading …

Images: Indigenous culture at Laura Dance Festival

See on Scoop.it – Cultural evolution These stunning images show the display of Aboriginal culture at the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival. (RT @ausgeo: These stunning images show the display of Aboriginal culture at the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival. Tom Uytterhoeven’s Continue Reading …

Turning Your Personal Biography Into A Cosmological Narrative: An iPad-App

A few months ago I was looking for an app to manage my appointments, to do-lists, etc. I stumbled upon this peculiar app called “Timeline Eon“. The app basically gives an overview of history, starting from the Big Bang (presumably Continue Reading …

Resurrection: the Rebellion of Religion

We're about to celebrate Easter again. Besides airing the Passion of the Christ on tv, or hiding chocolate eggs in the garden, this feast has remained untouched by the massive commercialisation that suffocates Christmas (though I like unwrapping gifts as Continue Reading …

The Art in Nature – or: Thinking About My Research

Land art is a fascinating form of art, blurring the lines between the artificial and the natural. You could say land art gives us insight in the way culture works: integrating humanity in the natural world, while at the same Continue Reading …

The Fascinating Story of Humanity

Palaeolithic art has a particular appeal to it. We, (post)modern human beings recognise the fact that something is being communicated to us. But time has swallowed the message our ancestors tried to convey. Wentzel van Huyssteen described this in his Continue Reading …