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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Advent Begins Where Human Potential Ends

Fleming Rutledge: Advent Begins Where Human Potential Ends
This season invites us to turn our face toward the future of God, not man.
Fleming Rutledge
Across the Charles River from the Church of the Advent sits mighty Harvard. There, the famous psychology professor Steven Pinker thinks the world is getting better. In a recent interview, he makes the statement that, thanks to the Enlightenment and especially to science, life on earth is improving. He acknowledges that human beings “tend to backslide into irrationality,” but all in all, he thinks the data show that we’re making headway. Pinker is not ignorant about human evil, ...
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Fleming Rutledge is an Episcopal priest and a best-selling author. This piece was adapted from a sermon preached during Advent at the Church of the Advent in Boston, Massachusetts.

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