Month: July 2011

Inquiry Is Not An Enemy of Faith

I came across a film on Netflix titled Agora.  Because I’m doing a lot of research on the ancient world, I thought it might be interesting to watch. The film was about a woman philosopher, astronomer and mathematician living in Alexandria, Egypt in 400 A.D.  Her name is Hypatia.  She lived right at the time…

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The Writing Process

I was asked by a colleague to contribute a short essay on the writing process.  No more than 4,000 words, she says.  I wrote something, sent it out with some misgivings, got some positive feedback, and then was free to move on to the work that really has been at the center of my universe:…

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