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Dennis New

Common Thoughts 10

  Science and religion: Are they two separate domains having nothing to say about the other? Yes and no. I apologize up front, the subject I now find myself considering tends to become more philosophically phrased therefore sometimes more abstract from our normal conversation. I’ll…

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Dennis New

Common Thoughts 9

  The first time I visited the Mesa Verde in Colorado and witnessed the incredible building prowess of those ancient Anasazi Indians who built their homes high in the alcoves of the Mesa Verde mountains, I understood that the intelligence we have today as people…

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Dennis New

Common Thoughts 8

  I’ve turned into a hopeless romantic in my old age. I’m hooked on the Hallmark Channel with their endless Christmas movies where always a happy ending follows. I’m really tired of our new emphasis in those television series were there are only anti-heroes because…

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Dennis New

Common Thoughts 7

  In 2009 author Stephen King wrote a novel titled Under the Dome. If you didn’t read his book you had a chance to see something of it on CBS Television in a two-year series run. Basically, it’s a story of a glass-like impenetrable dome…

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Dennis New

Common Thoughts 6

  I feel bad that there is so much about Reality I don’t understand. As the saying goes, inquiring minds want to know and I want to know. It isn’t because I’m not intelligent enough to know. I readily admit there are many who are…

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Dennis New

Perception, who’s right? For Darrell

    Perception is truth. Anyway, that’s how we treat it. There’s my perception and your perception and they may be 180-degrees different one from the other. From my cousin he writes this with a question: “Mine as well as others who have attempted to…

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Dennis New

Common Thoughts 5

  Religion, what is it? Google defines it this way when you look up the word: “the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.” Very biased definition when they say “superhuman controlling power.” Merriam-Webster defines religion this…

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Dennis New

Common Thoughts 4

  If you take the genealogies listed in Genesis there was at least 2,500 years between Adam and Moses. A fundamental change between man and God is going to change during the Moses years. Before we can understand this new development let’s go back to…

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Dennis New

Common Thoughts 3

  In the beginning God . . . What comes after that statement in Genesis 1 is all about our world created like a kind of bubble inside whatever God had going on outside that bubble. I’m going to come back to this, but later…

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Dennis New

Common Thoughts 2

Where were you when . . .? I’ve said it before, by temperament, inclination, academic studies, my mind operates more in the realm of philosophical thinking than in other disciplines. As it happens, academically I’m also trained in Biblical studies and theology. From a number…

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