by Robert Brow (www.brow.on.ca) Kingston, Ontario, April 2006
This is a collection of stories and comments published on a web site called MODEL THEOLOGY.
Models enable us to picture something we want to build or create. They can explain what has puzzled us, as in the model by Watson and Crick of a double helix to show the structure of DNA. A model can also offer an analogy from a quite different sphere of life to illuminate what has become too familiar. Caricatures are models to bring out a human characteristic that we do not appreciate or readily notice. Parables are models to shock us into seeing what we had not noticed before. A short story can become a parable or model to throw light on a question. In this case the stories are to point up the difference between mindless chance and intelligent design.
(See "What is Model Theology ?" and the book titled MODELS, 1994,1996 (www.brow.on.ca).
TABLE OF CONTENTS (Click on the title for a link to the story or essay)