“By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.” –Hebrews 11: 8 (NIV)
For those of you who have read my Great Adventure Manifesto elsewhere on this site, you know that I am venturing into some uncharted territory, especially when it comes to finding common ground between science and religion. It ends up providing strange bedfellows, that’s for sure, and more than once, I’ve had people think I was weird, deceptive, or both.
But more and more I am coming to the conclusion that this is where God wants me to be. It’s strange territory, yes, but it’s also covering ground that is virgin soil. There too much animosity these days between science and religion for too much discussion about common ground, and yet, in the end, we all are looking for answers to the same questions.
I was headed off to bed and started thinking about this passage that mentions Abraham in the book of Hebrews, and thought of how my research is going for my current book project. It’s one of those projects that is so complex that I give up trying to explain it to most people, even though when I start reading about Nikola Tesla, the relationship between matter and energy, and the religious background of both Albert Einstein and Michael Faraday, I get inspired. I don’t know where all of this is going. But it is going to be an interesting ride.
Monday I have promised myself I will start putting words on paper. And I promise to keep you informed.