Stephen Jay Gould regarded science and religion as addressing different kinds of questions. Owen Gingerich goes a step farther with a more nuanced approach.
Season after Pentecost | 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
Job 38:1-7, (34-41); Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c; (Isaiah 53:4-12; Psalm 91:9-16;) Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45
"It is by being in solidarity with sinners that Jesus brings about reconciliation. This is not a picture of Jesus that churches often emphasize."
Opening the book of Hebrews is a bit like stepping into Transporter Room on the starship Enterprise. A few verses are all it takes to beam us suddenly down into an alien world filled with angels, sacrificial purification rites and Melchizedek. There’s very little about Hebrews that looks, sounds or feels familiar to 21st-century people, all of which makes dealing with this letter a challenge (and explains why so many of us avoid it).
by Lee CanipeOctober 15, 2012