astrophysics, cosmology & other words that I am unsure of…

So the other day Pastor Ed, from Hope Church (who pastors a church here in the Hollywood neighborhood who we partner with on a # of things, and who has become a mentor in many way to me), calls me up & says he needs to be at a funeral the next day and asks if I could fill in for him the following day at Glendale Community College, about 5-10 miles from here.

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A Physics professor had asked Ed if he could come and speak at the Cosmology & Astrophysics club on the ‘coexistence of religion and science’, and since Ed could not do it, I thought — ‘why not, I could do that’. Then it dawned on me that I don’t even REALLY know what those words mean exactly, and I know just enough about Intelligent Design, authors like Richard Dawkins who wrote the God Delusion,

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other ‘experts’ on both sides of the fence like Stephen Hawking, and Philip Johnson, and some interesting things that relate to spirituality regarding Quantum Physics. But seriously, I know just enough to be dangerous, and that is about it.

So, Pastor Ed sent me some notes to go off, and that morning I added some things, and deleted some things & went over there – really hoping about 5-10 people would show up. Well, about 50 people showed up including a couple of other Physics profs from the college. So needless to say, at the beginning I was scared spitless.

I thought a couple of times — I wish my philosopher friend Adam was here to help out with this!

Actually though, as it went along — it got better & easier, and even at the end — it was fun! The best part of all — is that 2 people seemed really interested in coming to Kairos, and one might show up this weekend. Pray for her if you would — her name is Andrea. Also, if you think of it, you can pray for the professor. I had a really good talk with him afterwards, and he seems very open to spiritual things.

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