The Lost World of Genesis: 5 – Dust of the Earth, Image of God

Two contrasting metaphors are used to describe humanity in Genesis. They form the basis of the Judeo-Christian understanding of what it means to be human and our role on this planet. Dust of the Earth On one hand, it is clear that we are creatures, part of God’s magnificent opus of creation. Genesis claims that… Read More The Lost World of Genesis: 5 – Dust of the Earth, Image of God

The Creation Question

Here’s a good discussion on science and religion aired after the Curiosity episode ‘Did God Create the Universe’ featuring Stephen Hawking. It’s good to hear the ‘not-so-extremes’ having an intelligent discussion, instead of the tendency of mass media to highlight the fundamentalists on both sides of the divide.

Paths from Science towards God 12: Towards a Global Theology

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

Paths from Science towards God 11: Wisdom and Word – Images of Transcendence, Immanence and Incarnation

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

Paths from Science towards God 10: Creation as Sacrament

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

Paths from Science towards God 9: Revisiting Panentheism

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

Paths from Science towards God 5: A World in Process 1

Science provides us with a compelling history of life on Earth as well as its origins, by piecing together clues from paleontology, genetics, and other biological sciences, and glueing them all together through Darwin’s theory of natural selection. On the other hand, modern physics and cosmology take us on a 13.7 billion year journey into… Read More Paths from Science towards God 5: A World in Process 1