Monday, April 24, 2017

Reflection for the Week - April 24

When you question traditional understandings of Genesis 1-3 as we have, it raises serious issues for some. Science indeed has presented us with a powerful evolutionary picture of beginnings that challenges us to rethink our theology. In doing so, many Christians have accused us of being heretics, or perhaps worse. But please read From Evolution to Eden to find out why.

Also ebook!


Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday Musings - April 21

The reality of better or worse interpretations of texts, God, selves, others, and world will always be with us, but because truth and love matter, we should aim for the better.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday Thoughts - April 20

There is so much confusion today concerning the Role of the reader in narrative. I hope this points us in a better direction. Either the reader has been marginalized – considered an observer – a disinterested party – and thus excluded from the story and its meaning – all the meaning is in the text, or the reader has been glorified - entirely integrated – and therefore understood as merrily floating around in the story as the maker of all the meaning – a reader’s response is not to the meaning, it is the meaning. While it is essential that the reader have a role when reading a story, neither of these options would seem to be fitting. The role of the reader, by contrast, is to imaginatively connect with the characters in the story, the plot, the intention, and the narrative, and to appropriately fill in meaning where invited to do so by the narrator.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Living Spiritual Rhythms - April 19

“A refreshing window into Christian Spirituality and Life” (Amazon review title)
During my time as the director of a long standing Christian community, I attempted to explore fresh perspectives of God, self, spirituality, the biblical text, and the world. One of my goals was to challenge seekers, skeptics, and believers to travel new paths. If you’re interested in coming along on the journey, you can interact with some of these thoughts and experiences, which are portrayed in a constellation of prayers, stories, poems, and rants, in my Living Spiritual Rhythms Books 1-4. Santé! Now available: Books 1-3 as ebooks.