On Saturday night, the University of Toronto Gospel Choir performed a Christmas concert at the Calvary Church, in the heart of Greek Town Toronto. Apparently they do a Christmas concert every year. They did a number of songs including of course, Christmas songs, as well as a few worship songs. The thing that really stood out to me was the diversity of the choir. Of the 40 or so people that made up the choir, all but 1 were visible minorities. So the minority made up the majority, awesome! It was a very soulful performance overall and you couldn't help but tap your feet at some of the songs. So good music, and fun for all!
Not too long ago, two of my friends had posted their thoughts on evolution and creationism. Both friends shared similar sentiments on the topic (you can view Skylar's here and Keith's here ). Coincidence or not, shortly before they made their postings, I purchased a book called The Science of God by Dr. Gerald Schroeder, which was based on the same topic. Unfortunately, at the time of my friend's postings, I had not finished the book, but now I have. In The Science of God , Schroeder attempts to debunk the dichotomy that exists between science/evolution and creationism. He tries to show that there can exist a duality between the two and that discoveries in science actually prove the story of creation in the bible. The book can be roughly divided into three categories that being the concepts of time, the second with the biology of evolution, and lastly the concept of free will. In describing time, he focuses on the 6 days that are explained in the beginning of Genes