Thursday, March 5, 2015

Science & Faith

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Living Spiritual Rhythms–March 4

I often hear people say they want to have complete reliance on God for everything. For me, this seems ridiculous and potentially irresponsible. It doesn’t look like God wants us to be so totally reliant on God that we don’t rely on ourselves at all. I see the double axis of creation and salvation bringing two perspectives into play here.

1) God in creation calls us to “care for” the planet on God’s behalf – take responsibility.

2) God in salvation invites us to recognize our “inability to save” ourselves – accept being reliant.

Then we spend the rest of our lives living the tension of creation care and salvific reliance. Responsibility and dependence flow out through us into the world where totalities, even with God as their referent, are not real options.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Creation & Evolution

Looking for a credible Deconstruction of Scientific Materialism

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and an appropriate embrace of Science & Theology as Informers? Check out our new book, From Evolution to Eden. Making Sense of Early Genesis.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Reflection for the Week–March 2

The paradoxical relation and distinction between guilt and debt plumbs the depths of forgiveness. True guilt is mine and remains mine, but my debt can be paid by another on my behalf, which results in release. Since I’m mired in degrees of inauthenticity and therefore robbed of the capacity to consistently act for the good of self, others, and institutions, I need an Authentic One to “recalibrate” my life, “lighten” my burden, and “open” a vein of trust. When that happens, I can hopefully and more reliably navigate my way through towards fresh expressions of integrity, justice, and love.

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Science & Faith?

 

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In the light of the growing evidence for our evolutionary history, does Genesis 1-3 still have anything to say today? Many would argue no, but check out our new book, From Evolution to Eden, for an alternative, yet controversial account of this story of beginnings.

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Science & Faith?

Are human beings simply the sum of their neurons and genes? How should we read Genesis 1-3 and its story of beginnings? Our new book

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From Evolution to Eden provides responses to these crucial questions. You can get your copy here.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

New Book !

Adam & Eve? Magic trees in the Garden? What’s it all about? FEE-3DPick up From Evolution to Eden. Making Sense of Early Genesis, and find out. Available here:

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thursday Thoughts – February 26

Catharsis, while a necessary part of the broken journey towards our destiny, is not an end in and of itself. Rather, deep soothing is to lead to renewed conviction in spite of the tragic circumstances that have blown the world apart in the first place. Photo0595 Such a poetic and imaginative impulse will gradually lure us in the direction of a confident and humble understanding that somehow God is going to make everything new and right.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Living Spiritual Rhythms–February 25

Spinoza, I believe, says something like (sorry I don’t recall where), to harm is to diminish the power of someone else’s action. This sounds good, as it touches our sensitivities for and leans in the direction of a victim who is being deprived, yet I’d wager things are more complex than this. Nuance is required. That is, much depends on “who” the someone else is and what action is going to be perpetrated. If the answer is that this person is potentially a victimizer and the action is out to victimize, then “supposed” harm in diminished power may translate into “actual” wisdom. Whether this turns out to be the case or not, it shows us that neither harm nor wisdom can be grounded in themselves, but each orientation has to plunge deeper down into a trust and suspicion dialogue, where responsible assessment of the other can take place and provide a viable linkage to the embrace of a healthy perspective of self.

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Creation–Evolution?

Tired of traditional readings of Genesis 1-3 that don’t connect with reality and leave you wanting more? We challenge you to read this book: From Evolution to Eden: Making Sense of Early Genesis.

 

Our new book is creating a lot of interest. On last Sunday’s fb post on Greg Laughery https://www.facebook.com/greg.laughery &
Living Spirituality https://www.facebook.com/pages/Living-Spirituality/173155332700969 about the book, there were over 300 people that were reached, thanks to your shares. From our humble beginnings that’s remarkable. Please continue to share. Thanks! And also accept our sincere apologies that Amazon is still low on stock. We’ve written them several times and they say that because of high demand for this title they have re-issued a purchase order to replenish stock and are waiting for it to arrive. Hope that happens soon !! You can still order here and at some secondary Amazon sellers:
http://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Eden-Making-Sense-Genesis/dp/1938367197/
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Photo: Tired of traditional readings of Genesis 1-3 that don’t connect with reality and leave you wanting more? We challenge you to read this book: From Evolution to Eden: Making Sense of Early Genesis.

Our new book is creating a lot of interest. On last Sunday’s fb post on Greg Laughery https://www.facebook.com/greg.laughery  & 
Living Spirituality https://www.facebook.com/pages/Living-Spirituality/173155332700969 about the book, there were over 300 people that were reached, thanks to your shares. From our humble beginnings that’s remarkable. Please continue to share. Thanks! And also accept our sincere apologies that Amazon is still low on stock. We’ve written them several times and they say that because of high demand for this title they have re-issued a purchase order to replenish stock and are waiting for it to arrive.  Hope that happens soon !! You can still order here and at some secondary Amazon sellers: 

http://www.amazon.com/Evolution-Eden-Making-Sense-Genesis/dp/1938367197/   

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/from-evolution-to-eden-gregory-j-laughery/1121224279?ean=9781938367199

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Reflection for the Week–February 23

For the narrator of the gospel of John, Jesus’ acts, in contrast to the other gospels which represent them as power manifestations, are frequently referred to as “signs.” That is, they are indicators or “sign-posts” that direct the reader towards an authentification of Jesus’ mission of revealing God on God’s behalf. Jesus, as it were, “signs in” as the Jewish Messiah, who in turn through “signing” becomes the Messiah of the world. Yet, in this story “signs” are never presented as ends in and of themselves. Physical sight or empirical investigation can too easily become “just one more time.” While the testimony to Jesus’ acts includes a dimension of sight verification; a witness to the “signed,” it still does not result in true vision. This appears to be case because the goal of the testimony is not to merely witness to the “signs” per se, but to “sign” people towards God and his Messiah, so that those who believe in him will actually “see.”

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

From Evolution to Eden


A lot of people have been asking me about our new book, From Evolution to Eden: Making Sense of Early Genesis. If you’re like them and fed up with the trite and superficial perspectives of many Christians on human origins and Genesis 1-3, our new book offers a real alternative to that mentality. Check it out.

 

Beware though, there’s enough fuel for several fires in this one !


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Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday Musings – February 20

After our talk on Living Spiritual Rhythms Book 3 this morning at Swiss L’Abri, especially the chapter on “Imagination,” I thought: Deconstructing false imaginative beliefs about creation and evolution may take a while and in some sense will be a life long task. But deconstruction is never an end in and of itself. It should lead us in the direction of an imaginative (re)construction of true and sustainable beliefs that have a high integrity factor and that can be lived out in reality. Gradually, this lived constructing morphs into a interfaced web of reliable connections that strengthens new and fragile relationships between God, ourselves, others and the world.

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Thanks!!

Thanks!!
From Evolution to Eden. Making Sense of Early Genesis is a hot book. It must show that this is an important and controversial topic. We’re glad to be in the thick of it ! George and I are very grateful to you all for your support and encouragement. Many of you have already purchased and others have said they will be purchasing our new book, From Evolution to Eden. The response has been outstanding and stock is hard to come by. Thanks so much !! We’re working hard to get more books to our suppliers and also want to thank you for your patience in waiting a little longer for your book to be delivered. Hope you’ll be getting your copy soon.

Here's a Review on Barnes & Noble: "This material on early Genesis is unlike any scholarship I've encountered


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so far, taking the literature of genesis seriously and imaginatively, while at the same time engaging the voice of current scientific understandings of the world and its origins. What results is nothing short of dynamic, challenging and liberating for a person that seeks to be a good reader of texts and the world."

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thursday Thoughts – February 19

I’d wager that in embracing the biblical text, the God it refers to, and the planet that came about through this God’s creative impulse, my understanding of myself, other, Photo0105the world, and God will increase, though without ever reaching completion. The translation of this wager is not abstract, but highly practical, since it results in being and becoming committed to a personal community and a foreverly emerging destiny.

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