Evolutionary Parables: Can Deep History Be An Open Story?

Looking for some more resources on ‘deep history‘ and ‘big history‘, two notions which I think are important in the interaction between theology and evolutionary studies of religion, I stumbled upon a curious website. At “Great Story parables” you can find dramatic scripts and stories for fun, poignant, and virtues-rich ways of teaching the science-based Epic of Evolution (Big History) Apparently, […]

Calling Charlie – A Case of HADD With Theological Implications

Sometimes I live in an ivory tower. That’s why I completely missed the social media-hype around #charliecharliechallenge Tweets. Apparently it’s a new kind of game, resembling our old-fashioned Ouija board, played with pencils and papers.  There are some interesting aspects about this. First of all, all those kids running away or screaming out their lungs […]

# MAPS /// Manifesto for an Alternative Cartography

Originally posted on The Funambulist:
Map created by Léopold Lambert for The Funambulist (2015) / Access a high-quality version here (6MB) (license: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-ShareAlike 4.0) I made this map in complement of last week’s article that introduced a few hypotheses about new ways of envisioning governance. It represents the world, no longer by its national borders…

Learning From Schillebeeckx

Last week, I participated in a Schillebeeckx Research Seminar, co-organized by KU Leuven and Radbout University. The seminar consisted of two days crammed with presentations and discussions, having me fill up page after page in my note book in an attempt to make sure I would be able to retrieve as much insights as possible afterwards. The most exciting, […]

Philosophari in Maria: Towards a Marian Metaxology

This post is not explicitly about religion and science, although it does concern the relation between faith and reason. It’s about a meeting organized by the Anthropos Research Group, of which I am a member.  On Tuesday, 26th of May, 14.00-16.00., my colleague Dr. Patrick Cooper, will present on the theme of “Philosophari in Maria: […]

Religion and Science in “Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity. The Moral Dimensions of Climate Change and Sustainable Humanity”

Earlier this week, a “Final Declaration” was published from a workshop on climate change, organized by, amongst others, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Obviously, this declaration is an important contribution to the debate regarding global warming (or, more euphemistically: ‘climate change’), inviting a number of enthusiastic as well as more critical comments in the media. […]