Monday, August 23, 2021

Reflection for the Week - August 23

Belief is a dynamic agent in evolutionary predictive processing. For primates like us belief is a given – part of who we are and what we do. Belief is real, but not immediately material. It exists first in a niche of the neurological, biological, perceptual, imaginative, and cultural innovations and sedimentations that stream from, in, and through being a believing primate. In turn, it then plays a significant role in downloading actions into the world. But, belief, as we see clearly from our evolutionary history, will sometimes be useful and productive and other times terrible and damaging. Thus, while belief is not an option, believing in and acting on what is beneficial and industrious is crucial for the present and future of the planet and the human race.



Thursday, August 19, 2021

Thursday Thoughts - August 19

Finding shelter from the vacuous and inconsequential is getting harder and harder to do. The rhythm of the ‘trite’ leaves us exposed to a devaluing of heart, mind, and imagination. Rapid-fire rhetoric connected to an entertainment based church and culture infiltrates our capacity to think. In contrast to this prevailing and woeful meltdown, there is the possibility of a critical adventure. While it’s true that criticism is never an end in and of itself, it is an essential component to chasten naïveté and to promote the virtuous life. Engage, evaluate, embrace―the Infinite One, other, and world. Enter the spooky haven of relationality (the essence of being relational); the space to dwell in oneself as another.


Monday, August 16, 2021

Book Sale.

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. If you’re interested in this topic check out our book From Evolution to Eden. Amazon is unloading these at 61% off – now only $3.49.



Thursday, August 5, 2021

Thursday Thoughts - August 5

Primates like us are imaginative meaning makers and story tellers. I’d wager this is part of our complicated, yet fabulous niche. We want to explain things and understand ourselves, God, and the world. Scrambling for answers to significant questions is a complex multi-faceted event and leads us into an imaginative spark where we make meaning and recount stories. In this sense, we tend to make a lot up and to tell some pretty remarkable tales in the quest to discover what’s true