Christians believe that God is eternally “triune” or Three-in-One: Father—Son—Holy Spirit, whose self-subsisting unity is at the same time “unity in diversity” marked by a certain order, relationships, and precedence of operations. The Father originates, the Son...
The main organ in the human nervous system is the brain. Protected by the skull, its largest component is the cerebrum, which is divided into two hemispheres. Under the cerebrum is the brainstem, behind which is the cerebellum. A thick layer of brain tissue called the...
When the universe was born, it was a beginning like no other. There was no time, no space, no matter, no eyes to behold the moment when, in an ecstatic trillionth of a second, infinite energy exploded out of nothingness. From a ripple, smaller than an atom, the fabric...
This chapter reexamines the creation accounts in Genesis 1 and 2 and their implications for the creation-evolution controversy. My purpose is ... to offer help to those who struggle with the conflict between their commitment to the Biblical text and their desire to...
Having explored the natural world as a professional without “knowing” its Creator, I returned to this captivating subject with an entirely new perspective. This perspective was grounded not only in the love of knowledge as such but in love for the One, whose ecstatic...
Humanity’s fascination with the starry heavens is well attested from our earliest beginnings. Already in Paleolithic times our ancestors constructed monuments of astronomical and religious significance. Religion and cosmology are two sides of the same quest:...
“The Scientific Challenge for the Church in the Work of Arthur Peacocke.” St Mark’s Review 221, no. 3 (September 2012): 14–30.
“Wisdom as the Interdisciplinary Space for Science and Theology.” AEJT 18, no. 3, (2011):211–218.
Human Rights in Crisis
Relying on René Girard’s theory of mimetic desire and the dramatic theology of Raymund Schwager, I examine the fragility and failure of the human rights system when faced with escalating global violence. One of my central concerns is the human condition that makes violence foundational to the social order. I also argue that the human rights crisis is neither an accident nor a shortfall in implementation but the result of subconscious, collective structures of civilization itself. In the theological key, I relate the notion of imitative desire to data of Christian hope enabling the reader to reflect on important questions of human rights from a fresh perspective.
“Jesus’ Path to a New Social Order: Reflections on the Sermon on the Mount.”
“Anatomy of Violence: A psychological reflection with a theological twist” (unpublished research paper).
“Terrorism: Icon of Resentment” (unpublished working paper).
“Hope—Essential and Abundant.” AEJT 15 (January 2010): 1–10.
“The Ambiguity of Human Rights and the Politics of God” (unpublished research paper, 2010).
“The Representational Grounds of Human Mimesis.” (unpublished research paper, June 2020).
“The Church and the Rhetoric of Expulsion.” (unpublished research paper, September 2021)