Here’s another wonderful song that we’ve been singing at church for the past two weeks. I’m really glad that I’m being exposed to all these songs here with their very thoughtful and reflective lyrics – in contrast to the ‘same old, same old’ stuff being churned out by the likes of Hillsongs, Planetshakers etc with… Read More Bring Many Names…
Although for Christians Jesus is the unique, historical embodiment of God as Word/Logos, this does not preclude God as such being expressed in other people, cultures and times. Who dare affirm that God was not at work expressing Godself, God as Word/Logos, in other times and places to reshape humanity through the creat founders of… Read More Paths from Science towards God 12: Towards a Global Theology
The Lord created me at the beginning of his work, the first of his acts of long ago. Ages ago I was set up, at the first, before the beginning of the earth… When he established the heavens, I was there, when he drew a circle on the face of the deep, When he made… Read More Paths from Science towards God 11: Wisdom and Word – Images of Transcendence, Immanence and Incarnation
Arthur Peacocke now turns to the Christian concept of sacrament in describing God’s relation to the world and humanity. … the material objects that constitute part of our outward reality can have two different relations to out inward mental life: they can be instruments that take their character from what is done with them; or… Read More Paths from Science towards God 10: Creation as Sacrament
We need a new way of expressing God’s immanence within the world, or in other words, God’s presence in the world. Arthur Peacocke, among other scientist-theologians, see panentheism as the way forward. In panentheism, the world and all that is is seen to be ‘in God’, yet God is ‘more than’ all that is. The… Read More Paths from Science towards God 9: Revisiting Panentheism
Since Newton and the Enlightenment, creation has been viewed as a single act by God at a certain point in the past. With the discovery of fixed laws governing the world, people began conceiving of a deistic God who created the clockwork of the cosmos and then left it to run on its own machinations.… Read More Paths from Science towards God 8: Did Evolution Save Christianity from Deism?
The topic of divine action appears to be one of the most controversial and oft-discussed issues in the interface between science and religion. According to Peacocke: the intellectual pressure of the scientific account of the world makes it increasingly incredible, even to theists, that God would actually intervene in the causal nexus of the world… Read More Paths from Science towards God 7: Divine Action
There’s been some interesting developments on the international front in the area of space sciences that involves a Malaysian. The United Nations has reappointed Dr. Mazlan Othman (apparently Malaysia’s first astrophysicist, and former director of Malaysia’s space agency) as the director of its little known Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). Here’s a little bit… Read More Take Me to your Leader?