Math for the End of the World (Part I): Rising Seas, Hope, and Math Education

…or, Eschatonimatics? Apocalyptic Curves? Oh these are truly terrible. When I last wrote about the PBL method of teaching math, I said that I often thought of this approach as Peoples’ Math (for it’s non-hierarchical structure emphasizing co-creation) and as Not Knowing Math (for it’s emphasis on students producing, rather than absorbing rotely, the math — […]

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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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