Category Archives: Science

NORFOLK LITTLE THEATRE’S THE FOREIGNER: “BLASNY, BLASNY”

In the midst of perplexity, doubt, fear, anger, and uncertainty, laughter may be the fragrance that freshens the air.[i] Terry Lindvall,  Virginia Wesleyan University The air in and around Norfolk’s Little Theatre on Claremont Avenue  is definitely fresh courtesy of a satisfying production of Larry Shue’s 1983 farce, The Foreigner, featuring the fine acting of […]

COMPANY at WRITERS THEATRE: Musical Theatre at Its Best

When God said, “It is not good for man to be alone,” He provided the stimulus for Stephen Sondheim’s landmark musical Company. God made the human being as a social animal. Without human interaction, newborns shrivel, and the elderly wither. Meanwhile, those in between seek to avoid the deadliness of being alone. Psychologist John Cacioppo […]

SHAW’S YOU NEVER CAN TELL: Is a Father Necessary?

In an issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family, Judith Stacey, a professor of sociology at New York University, and Timothy Biblarz, a demographer from the University of Southern California, consolidated the available data on the role of gender in child rearing and concluded “based strictly on the published science, one could argue that […]

Were Adam and Eve Real or a Myth? Science Says Real

A few days ago when I was talking about Adam and Eve, my teenage son remarked that in school (a Catholic school, no less) he was taught that Adam and Eve were mytholocial, not real. I told him I thought they were both, first real , then typological, and eventually mythological. I had forgotten a key […]

THE LANGUAGE OF GOD: Coincidence is God’s Way of Talking to Us

While God was working on getting me into His kingdom, I turned on the television one Sunday morning to settle my mind after a baffling series of coincidences,only to find, on a random channel, the old evangelist R.A. Shaumbach saying, “Coincidence is God’s way of talking to us.” I immediately turned off the television.