CMCL Sermon — October 15th, 2017

The following was presented as a reflection on November 6th at the Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster 9:30AM service. Today’s lectionary reading is Exodus 32, verses 1 through 14 – the very beginning of the story, basically up to where Moses manages to convince...

UUCV Sermon — May 28th, 2017

The following was presented as a reflection on May 28th at the Unitarian Universalists of Cumberland Valley 10:30AM service. "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?" "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat. "I don’t...

CMCL Sermon — November 6th, 2016

The following was presented as a reflection on November 6th at the Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster 8:30AM and 11:00AM services. For those of you who don’t know, I’m currently attending Lancaster Theological Seminary, pursuing a Masters of Divinity. From what I...

CMCL Sermon — August 23rd, 2015

The following was presented as a reflection on August 23rd at the Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster 9:30AM service. The first church I attended regularly was, at least initially, because of Susan. “Insistence” may be a bit strong of a word, but what she extended...

Quick Update

I apologize for missing two weeks of updates in a row; the first week was supposed to be an article on moons (see the next bullet point), but I ran out of time. This Wednesday was April 1st, and I didn't have a good idea for a joke post until late Wednesday afternoon....

Why Time Travel Kills Free Will (Part 5)

Why A Working Time Travel Machine Implies That There's No Such Thing As Free Will Part 1: Waves and Superposition Part 2: Basic Quantum Mechanics: Young's Double Slit Experiment Part 3: Basic Quantum Mechanics: The Structure of Hydrogen Part 4: Spacetime and Wormholes...

Why Time Travel Kills Free Will (Part 4)

Why A Working Time Travel Machine Implies That There's No Such Thing As Free Will Part 1: Waves and Superposition Part 2: Basic Quantum Mechanics: Young's Double Slit Experiment Part 3: Basic Quantum Mechanics: The Structure of Hydrogen Part 4: Spacetime and Wormholes...

Why Time Travel Kills Free Will (Part 3)

Why A Working Time Travel Machine Implies That There's No Such Thing As Free Will Part 1: Waves and Superposition Part 2: Basic Quantum Mechanics: Young's Double Slit Experiment Part 3: Basic Quantum Mechanics: The Structure of Hydrogen Part 4: Spacetime and Wormholes...

Why Time Travel Kills Free Will (Part 2)

Why A Working Time Travel Machine Implies That There's No Such Thing As Free Will Part 1: Waves and Superposition Part 2: Basic Quantum Mechanics: Young's Double Slit Experiment Part 3: Basic Quantum Mechanics: The Structure of Hydrogen Part 4: Spacetime and Wormholes...

Why Time Travel Kills Free Will (Part 1)

A while back I was asked about potential consequences of time travel. After a bit of thought, I replied, "Well, if time travel is possible, it almost certainly means that free will doesn't exist." It's an assertion that has often been met with confusion and...

Back On the Air

Greetings all! So the website is back available now; we've not only migrated to a new server, but we've updated the back end and reorganized for clarity. To The Water, We Are Gods now has its own site! If you'd like to be able to read the book in its entirety you can...

Service Interruption Warning

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