Monthly Archives: June 2011

PIONEERING CLASS : Graduates first to spend all four years at Providence Hall

The 15 young men and women of Providence Hall’s Class of 2011 received their diplomas Friday at Montecito Covenant Church’s wor¬ship space that was packed with friends, more

Craigslist with a Conscience

Call it Craigslist with a conscience. Zuujit, the new online marketplace launched by Santa Barbara resident Tyler Gildred, not only allows people to buy and sell items online, but it also features the option of making a charitable difference. Gildred has devoted himself to ending modern-day slavery by partnering with the Not For Sale (NFS) campaign, a nonprofit organization founded to abolish global slavery, which since 2007 has established international projects in Thailand, Uganda, Cambodia, Romania, and Peru. more

County’s best head to State prelims

Five local high school athletes along with one relay team will compete in the preliminary rounds at the CIF State Track and Field Championships beginning today at Buchanan High School in Clovis. more

The Search for the Historical Adam: The center of the evolution debate has shifted from asking whether we came from earlier animals to whether we could have come from one man and one woman

Secularist brows furrowed in 2009 when President Obama chose prominent atheist-turned-Christian Francis S. Collins to be the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Under the Los Angeles Times headline “Fit to Head the NIH?,” Skeptic magazine’s Michael Shermer fretted that Collins’s beliefs might somehow corrupt America’s biggest biomedical research agency. In a New York Times piece, atheist Sam Harris was similarly “uncomfortable,” fearing in particular that a Collins administration might “seriously undercut” fields like neuroscience. Jerry Coyne, a University of Chicago expert on evolution, carped that the nominee’s “scary,” “bizarre,” “inane,” and “snake oil” ideas “pollute his science with his faith.” … In yet another BioLogos article, Tremper Longman III of Westmont College admits, “I have not resolved this issue in my own mind except to say that there is nothing that insists on a literal understanding of Adam in a passage [Gen. 1-3] so filled with obvious figurative description.” He is similarly open-minded on the question of Paul’s epistles because “it is possible, even natural, to make an analogy between a literary figure and a historical one.” After BioLogos promoted Longman’s views in a video last year, Reformed Theological Seminary ended Longman’s role as an adjunct faculty member. more

Scarvelis reaches state finals in 2 events; Reck runs PR in 800

Nick Scarvelis of Dos Pueblos threw a personal best in the discus and was the No. 1 qualifier in the shot put Friday night at the CIF Track and Field State Championships at Buchanan High’s Veterans Stadium in Clovis. more

The Search for the Historical Adam: The center of the evolution debate has shifted from asking whether we came from earlier animals to whether we could have come from one man and one woman.

In yet another BioLogos article, Tremper Longman III of Westmont College admits, “I have not resolved this issue in my own mind except to say that there is nothing that insists on … more

DP’s Scarvelis aims to finish season as best in state

The moment has arrived for Dos Pueblos senior Nick Scarvelis. more

Week in Sports

The Santa Barbara Dons went down swinging, but a seventh-inning rally on the road was too little, too late, as Mission Viejo defeated them, 11-7, in the CIF Division 2 baseball semifinals Tuesday, May 31. Santa Barbara’s seniors now will be able to attend their graduation Thursday instead of playing for the championship at Dodger Stadium. They finished one of their best seasons with a 23-7 record. more

Natural Anthem

Dan Levin typically integrates man-made artifacts that have been discarded as no longer viable. However, for “Natural Anthem” he experiments primarily with materials extracted from beaches, streams, mountains and deserts. Whether commenting on the mysteries of the natural world or simply producing an abstract that is aesthetically pleasing, the artist is driven to orchestrate relationships between objects that may never have been in close proximity – forming a singular composition or metaphorical device. more