Female Leadership in the Church

Last week marked a turning point for women in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  On Wednesday, August 14, the  ELCA elected the Rev. Elizabeth Eaton as new presiding bishop of the church.  Eaton is the first female presiding bishop in the church’s history, beating the incumbent 600 votes to 287.  The term forContinue reading “Female Leadership in the Church”

The Accidental Universe

Alan Lightman wrote a fantastic essay for Harper’s Magazine that then got selected for The Best American Essays of 2012.  It’s called “The Accidental Universe.” I highly recommend reading the whole essay, but I want to address it here.  In the essay, Lightman talks about the history of science as recasting things once thought toContinue reading “The Accidental Universe”