Friday, February 5, 2016
For all the remarkable accomplishments of humanity, it is horrific that we still cannot defeat racism.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
When we consider the possibility of being self-deceived, everything changes.
Monday, January 18, 2016
This book is a blend of anecdotes, stories, poems, and prayers that call us to reflection and redemptive action. Neither a boring sermon, nor a surface-level feel-good list of devotions, Gregory J. Laughery takes us on a journey through a constellation of thoughts and emotions including joy and sadness, trust and suspicion, courage and fear, love and justice. Living Spiritual Rhythms develops a picture of life lived in community with God and others, opening up new directions for Christian spirituality.
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In the light of the rising power of science to explain the world, rethinking our interpretations of Genesis 1-3 is a crucial enterprise today. Our new book, From Evolution to Eden, aims to promote a conversation at the highly provocative intersection of creation and evolution.
We all have blended lenses through which we see ourselves, others, God, and the world. Visions of the past, present and future have a jarring impact and frequently leave us caught in-between. Being left within this ‘discordant’ time warp is akin to looking at and into split frames. What we ‘see’ then is of a ‘fragmented’ character, which means we’ll need other resources, notably the biblical and natural world narrative informers, to assist us in seeing, though never seamlessly, in a more holistic and ‘concordant,’ manner. That is, having a better way of ‘seeing’ is not merely a matter of re-adjusting our focus, but of somehow learning ‘to be’ in ‘contact’ with the Divine One.
Friday, January 15, 2016
Rather than secondary, ornamental, or aesthetic renderings of the real; metaphor, symbol and story may be first order forms of discourse that need to be taken seriously as we seek to understand God, ourselves, and the world. Poetry, for example, may be a fuller expression of truth than mathematical formulations and imagination may prove a reliable guide to the real over the unreal.