Science & Technology

“Soft immortality” or eternal life?

“Why would someone immortal want to live? Where would his or her drive come from?” These are the questions Marcelo Gleiser asked in his recent NPR post, “Soft Immortality: Would You Do It?” Gleiser ponders if immortality would be a curse - a meaningless, boring existence. Without being bound to…  [more]

Sea-ologians of the deep

At one point in Richard Linklater's Boyhood, Mason asks his father if there's magic in the world. Probably not literal magic, his dad replies. But then he asks the boy: if you didn’t know what a whale was and someone told you there was a giant mammal that lived underwater with a heart as big…  [more]

Who you calling hostile?! Tempering our faith-science debates

A recent study on "Religious Understandings of Science," conducted by Rice University sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund, was encouraging in its overall revelation that the gap between faith and science may not be as wide as is commonly perceived. Yet there was one statistic I found concerning: of those surveyed, 22…  [more]

The science (and Gospel) of branches

Editor’s note: The Think Christian office is miles away from pastor John Van Sloten’s church – a country away, in fact – so we’re grateful that video of his sermons is easily available on Vimeo. We thought his recent take on the science and Gospel of branches was particularly TC-worthy,…  [more]

Blood moons and confirmation bias

Talk of the End Times is in the news again. April 15 saw the first of four lunar eclipses within 18 months, a phenomenon astronomers call a tetrad. Based on Scriptural references to “blood moons” and the fact that these eclipses coincide with Jewish festivals, some Christians believe this points…  [more]

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