The Failure of the Ark: Disney's Lion King without Animals
January 7, 2014
Satirical Perspective on Noah's Gargantuan Task
December 4, 2013
Character, Ethics, and Watching Films
January 9, 2014
Stealth Creationism and a brief reflection on why this website on Noah's Flood matters!
January 16, 2014
I am having a problem: I try to write for at least 3 hours a day on a "Noah's Flood" essay, during which time, I come up with at least three more essays I want to write for Noah's Flood. This tells me there is a HUGE amount of material this website can publish! I must confess, I trust my passions to tell me something, not just about myself, but also about the heart-beat of the world in which I find myself. I am so proud of this website, the people contributing to it, and the urgent need to all of its angles to be seen and heard in one place. This is more than just a series of essays, it is a total-cognitive argument about religion, humans, ethics, and the natural world.
Anyway, back to my problem, right now, I am writing on 1QapGenesis (the book of Lamech, Noah's father), but I also desperately want to get access to this "Responsive Ed" biology textbook, currently being used in 17,000 charter schools in Texas, a textbook promoting "stealth creationism." A great article on this issue in Slate got me going.
I taught biology after college to a girl being home-schooled in Wenham, Mass. I had to use a textbook from Bob Jones University. Needless to say, this was most troubling to me, and I only took the job on the condition that I was allowed to bring in other materials. The family was actually open to this, so I took it on for the love of science and the natural world -but the units asking us to compare Hitler, Darwin, and Karl Marx were, eh-hem, not assigned! This is a weird world we live in, friends. But there's no need to be afraid of science. I will go to bat for that a million times over!