COVID Aerosol Physics

In spite of evidence to the contrary, many people persist in the false belief that masks do not work, or that respiratory viruses are somehow not airborne. The Physics of aerosols is conceptually simple though mathematically complex. It’s also within the realm of what an undergraduate student in Physics, Chemistry, or Engineering would encounter alongContinue reading “COVID Aerosol Physics”

True Christian Callings

Like no other time in American history, “the church” is out of line with the culture at large. What do I mean by “the church?” Like it or not, the face of American Christianity is the white evangelical Protestant (WEP). It matters little whether or not that face is truly representative of American Christianity becauseContinue reading “True Christian Callings”

On Understanding Science and Loving Your Neighbor

Science is an enterprise armed with methodological tools that describe and explain how Nature unfolds. In the Natural Sciences, we have the luxury of physical laws that lend us predictive power because of the empirically familiar regularities present in Nature. Sometimes the math is simple and sometimes it is not.  Now please forgive me asContinue reading “On Understanding Science and Loving Your Neighbor”

Scientific Theology | Wut?!

Well … that blog title should make most anyone squirm a bit, especially those who represent Science or Theology. Yes … the sensational headline was crafted for that very purpose. Not sorry. Before attempting to marry these two disciplines into one (assuming it’s even possible), we must first take a swing at defining each term.Continue reading “Scientific Theology | Wut?!”

The Talent Training Technology Triad

A work-in-progress model for connecting the dots that make for mission success in a worship ministry. There is a conspicuous absence of the “heart of worship” because I assume one is present. It’s not an either/or proposition in selecting and developing worship community talent. It’s a both/and. Anyway, I welcome feedback because I’m not certainContinue reading “The Talent Training Technology Triad”

The Race Relations Solution

One simple solution to race relations in America (all of our problems actually) is for everyone to act justly, love mercy, and live humbly. Doing the right thing (act justly) and loving mercy (compassion over wrath) are easy enough to understand. However, the term humility is not. Humility IS NOT how small you perceive yourselfContinue reading “The Race Relations Solution”

Meaning | Values | Purpose

What brings meaning (significance) to life?  I would argue that the intrinsic worth of a person is the bedrock upon which significance can be objectively grounded.  By intrinsic worth, I mean the Imago Dei that we each possess because God decided to create that way.  You do not need to be a theist to appreciateContinue reading “Meaning | Values | Purpose”

Just WHAT are you referring to?

THE tragic failure of mathematics education in the United States is the absence of referents for the symbols that get shoved around by the seemingly mindless rules.  A more concise way to say this is mathematics is taught as though the symbols refer to themselves rather than to quantities or processes.  The Mathematician will scoff atContinue reading “Just WHAT are you referring to?”