Monday, May 30, 2016

Reflection for the Week - May 30

One of the shocking things that arises when discussing imagination with Christians is that they often see imagination as merely something to be avoided, or are almost oblivious of its existence all together. This perspective is not only unfortunate, but unrealistic and stifling. One-sided and false portrayals of imagination like these, I suggest, hold us captive. My wager is that when imagination is devalued or seldom noticed as a feature of being human, embodying a legitimate faith in God and experiencing living spirituality will be severely impoverished. Imagination plays a significant role in the knowledge of God, an engagement with the biblical text, and a perception of the natural world, which leads us towards the embrace of what is true.