How do churches care well for scientists? That's the focus of an article I'm writing for our denominational magazine (The Banner). How have congregations helped or hindered those involved in the sciences to pursue their vocation and calling as a distinctly Christian calling? How can churches be (or become) hospitable places for scientists to be… Continue reading Help me write an article.
It was a gorgeous late summer evening last night - crystal clear night sky, nearly full moon, cool but comfortable temperatures. Betty and I were lounging on the back deck with a glass of wine when the night sky came alive. The aurora borealis, aka. northern lights, made a rare appearance. This is maybe the… Continue reading Friday photos
If you were to build a perfect society, how would you build it? What you would include in it would be telling. But perhaps more revealing would be what you might exclude from your perfect world. McGill ethicist Margaret Somerville wrote this week in a Globe and Mail column about a move in Denmark to… Continue reading The mysterious mirror of disability
Ever since reading Lewis Thomas' Lives of a Cell, I've been thinking smaller, curious as to the life that teems unseen all around and in me. In keeping with this blog's mashed-up name (Squinch = square inch), I got to wondering what might fill one square inch of ... Soil - go plunge your hands… Continue reading One square inch of …
Every now and then life serves up moments brimming with so much glory you can’t help but cry out with Elizabeth Barrett Browning: "Earth's crammed with heaven." Last week was one of those times, a week piled high with goodness on top of grace (and yet there was a shadow of regret that Betty wasn’t… Continue reading Crammed with heaven
Instead of the usual Friday photos I'm posting a few Calvin and Hobbes cartoon strips. On a recent stop in Portland's Powells Books, I added a few more volumes to my collection. Calvin and Hobbes is the simply the most brilliant, witty and visually beautiful comic strip published. Named after the theologian and philosopher, Calvin and Hobbes engages… Continue reading Calvin and Hobbes meet science and faith
Next week I'm off to Galiano Island (one of the southern Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia) at the invitation of Regent College. I'll be a participant in the third cohort of Regent's three year Pastoral Science program. The purpose is to engage evangelical Protestant pastors with the world of science, to better integrate sound… Continue reading Resciencing faith/refaithing science