ABOUT THIS BLOG
The three letters that form the logo for this blog, the Hebrew Beth and the Greek mu and Kappa, are drawn from the blog's title translated, "Creating through Time." The title actually has two meanings: first, creating occurs in an evolutionary sense over time; second creating is by means of time. Creatures are not things that have a history, they are their history.
The Hebrew world for creating, bara, is used exclusively in the Hebrew scriptures in reference to God's creative activity. But there are three instances in the opening chapter of Genesis (1:11, 20, 24) in which God calls upon the existing creation to bring forth from itself the next set of creatures. The creation is portrayed as actively participating in its own creation in response to the call of God. The idea is that the actions that a creature takes, its history, not only makes it but also contributes to the making of the whole of creation.
This blog will explore ways in which science and theology interact with one another in the context of the evolving creation to create culture. It will also look at ways in which existing culture affect scientific and theological development.
I'm a retired Teaching Elder of the Presbyterian Church (USA). For the first five years following my ordination I worked in the Department of Engineering Mechanics at North Carolina State University. The majority of my career was in the field of ministry in higher education serving the campuses of Michigan Technological University, the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie-Mellon University. From1996 to 2006 I served as senior program associate in the Program of Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. I was the founding secretary/treasurer of the Presbyterian Association on Science, Technology and the Christian Faith (PASTCF). I also served as PASTCF's president and general missioner. Since 2008 I have co-chaired the Broader Social Impacts Committee of the Human Origins Program of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.