Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Completely Different

I used to sometimes watch Monty Python on TV. I like silliness to a point. They had some pretty funny skits, but after a while most of them seemed pretty repetitive. They probably realized it themselves, because they introduced some skits by saying, "And now for something completely different..." Now, that was funny.

I feel on the verge of doing something completely different. I started teaching a student ESL, and she works for the diocese. Or I should say overworks. I am going to volunteer my help if I can, perhaps to do some paperwork or whatever she may need.

And, it's summer and around here and that means you get out of the house, do yard work, exercise, just enjoy the sunshine and flowers.

Also, our church is trying to use the Internet more to communicate, but that is stalling a bit. The Pope is encouraging people to use the Internet for outreach (see related CNS article here). I hope to continue this blog and explore different ways I might be effective, locally as well as with the world-wide potential the web gives us. There is a need, I think, at the local church level for organization and a place to share ideas and concerns. I'd like to see what else is going on in our area and what might be done.

I've done a lot of work on Intelligent Design Theory, both learning it and trying to teach it to others. I have used this blog to try to show the complexity of biological life, and I will probably once in a while get back to that theme (and I'm not quite done yet--I'll have a few more weeks of entries). It is a very exciting time in biology, but the complexity makes the facts difficult to teach. And there is only so much you can teach by writing. Most people would need person-to-person instruction to learn it well or even to "get it" at all, but there do not seem to be enough interested persons in order to organize local classes yet, or perhaps I am not finding them. I think interest will increase as more information surfaces, but I don't know how soon it will happen. I hope to be able to give lectures on ID once in a while as I may encounter interested people, but I am finding I don't want to devote all my time to it anymore.

I still have other issues I want to research and write about. There is still much to do. And so, I am moving on and yet staying on. I am grateful to God for the journey.

Update 1/22/2013: My interest in Intelligent Design Theory (ID) has changed to what is called "Special Creationism," the belief that God created species separately and directly. Much of the biological science in ID is similar to Special Creationism.

1 comment:

Karinann said...

I like your blog. The journey is always amazing especially when we follow God's plans instead of our own. I guess the goal is to get our plans to be the same as His. Thanks for commenting on the Sacred Heart piece. Feel free to use the picture- I don't remember where I found it. I like yours as well. I like the simplicity of sketches.
Thanks again and God Bless!