"The birth of consciousness has within itself a deep fissure that manifests in a feeling of essential lacking. The infant, now aware of itself as subject, painfully wishes to reattach to the mother, to feel and crave and need within the same body. This craving to reconnect, as a confession of one’s own lacking, is one way that we might, religiously, talk about sin."
"The question follows: Does this complexity of scripture add to its beauty, or does it strip it of its voice in a scientific age where knowing what is around every corner is championed?"
"For Jesus, and particularly the authors of these passages, scientific truth and absolute historical knowledge simply do not reach deep enough."