Big Question :: Can You Believe in Evolution and God at the Same Time?

Short Video Talk

Thank you everyone who responded to the survey! You still have time to take this anonymous 3-question survey to shape future “Big Question” posts.

This first video talk in the reboot of “Big Questions” was submitted by one of you. Also, the overwhelming majority of respondents wanted comments enabled for these posts, so that feature is below the video.

BIG QUESTIONS are short video talks about issues of faith, culture, and storytelling.

This post deals with the question of evolution and faith in God.

2: Reimagining Failure | Reimagining Podcast | Episode 2

Changing Our Posture So We Can Rise Again

Welcome to Episode 2 of the Reimagining podcast. In this episode Brian Niece tackles rethinking failure by looking at 3 ways of failing badly and a new way to embrace failure so we can rise again.

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Show the Reimagining Podcast Some Love!

If you’ve listened to the first episode of the Reimagining Podcast would you consider rating and/or reviewing it on iTunes? This would help get the word out about the podcast, sure. But more importantly, it will let me know you appreciate this new venture.

And keep watch for Episode 2 which drops on August 22.

1: What Is Reimagining? | Reimagining Podcast | Episode 1

Imagination and Interpretation Combined

The new podcast has launched! Join in the process of reimagining. “Reimagine” = to rethink, to imaginatively reinterpret. This is a dangerous and rewarding human quest to reimagine ourselves, our culture, our faith … just about everything.

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The Lost Art of Dialogue

Socrates, Jesus, and the Gadfly

When on trial for his life, Socrates called himself a gadfly. He called the institutional political machine a slow, dim-witted horse. My guess is the politicians putting him on trial — the very ones he likened to the horse — were not very pleased. They ceased the practice of dialogue and sentenced Socrates to death.

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Why Must Ignorance Be Bliss?

The Struggle to Know Ourselves

Why do so many of us prefer to remain willfully ignorant or at least blissfuly unaware?

We develop assumptions. These assumptions, or opinions, are formed over years, through experiences, through what we are taught, through how we are shaped by our societal, cultural, familial, and religious traditions. The sum of what has made us seems to be insurmountable in the face of any doubts we may have.

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