On religion in the news, the Republican debate, and reading ‘Fun Home’ at Duke

I will write about religion in the news. There are two good reasons to do this: The way some religious people make news misrepresents what it looks like to do something with one’s religion. In America, this often takes the form of conservative Christians weaponizing this-or-that aspect of their faith to gain political leverage, at the expense of some marginalized group. It […]

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On a secular theology

Much of what I write on this blog will be notes toward a secular theology. The fact that I write as a “Theological Engineer” might already suggest that my theology will be grounded with a scientific and therefore secular worldview. I don’t see it that way. From engineering and the STEM worldview I gather intellectual tools: systems, […]

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On systems

Systems are scientific constructs, but I’ll often be talking about them in terms of social justice and theology. I’ll connect them here. A system is a collection of parts that make up some recognizable whole. That whole can be isolated from its surroundings and considered as its own thing, its parts interacting with one another according to certain […]

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About the Theological Engineer

I’m a math-teacher theologian Zen-Buddhist New-Yorker. I have studied and practiced engineering, education, theology, depth psychology, and all of the above applied to the struggle for social justice. I call myself a “theological engineer.” I hope to take the wisdom of religious traditions and the structures of western theology, and apply these to pressing matters of human […]

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