According to some Christian outlooks we were made for another world. Perhaps, rather, we were made for
this world to recreate, reclaim, and renew unto God's future aspiration by the power of His Spirit. - R.E. Slater
Secularization theory has been massively falsified. We don't live in an age of secularity. We live in an age of
explosive, pervasive religiosity... an age of religious pluralism. - Peter L. Berger
Exploring the edge of life and faith in a post-everything world. - Todd Littleton
I don't need another reason to believe, your love is all around for me to see. - anon
Thou art our need; and in giving us more of thyself thou givest us all. - Khalil Gibran, Prayer XXIII
Be careful what you pretend to be. You become what you pretend to be. - Kurt Vonnegut
Religious beliefs, far from being primary, are often shaped and adjusted by our social goals. - Jim Forest
People, even more than things, need to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. - anon
... Certainly God's love has made fools of us all. - R.E. Slater
An apocalyptic Christian faith doesn't wait for Jesus to come, but for Jesus to become in our midst. - R.E. Slater
Christian belief in God begins with the cross and resurrection of Jesus, not with rational apologetics. - Eberhard Jüngel, Jürgen Moltmann
Our knowledge of God is through the 'I-Thou' encounter, not in finding God at the end of a syllogism or argument.
There is a grave danger in any Christian treatment of God as an object. The God of Jesus Christ and Scripture is
irreducibly subject and never made as an object, a force, a
power, or a principle that can be manipulated. - Emil Brunner
Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh means "I will be that who I have yet to become." - God (Ex 3.14)
Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. - Thomas Merton
The church is God's world-changing social experiment of bringing unlikes and differents to the Eucharist/Communion table
to share life with one another as a new kind of family. When this happens we show to the world what love, justice, peace,
reconciliation, and life together is designed by God to be. The church is God's show-and-tell for the world to see how God wants
us to live as a blended, global, polypluralistic family united with one will, by one Lord, and baptized by one Spirit. - anon
The cross that is planted at the heart of the history of the world cannot be uprooted. - Jacques Ellul

Monday, April 8, 2013

What Dreams Are Made Of - The Need for Innovation and Ambition

What is our human responsibility for dreaming BIG? And how can it affect the destiny of mankind when we do? Let us think on two examples - one describing our technological future, and the other our ecological future. Where each is wrapped up around the ideas of innovation and ambition, and each is as necessary as the air we breathe. For without dreams this world will die as surely by its own hands of societal strife and impotence as it will from the lack of caretake for its environment. But here, upon the moonscapes of nature can we find ourselves. Can we discover our furthest horizons. Can we see beyond all of our tomorrows that lay ahead of us. And there find the passion to impart a higher vision to humanity's imbalance within this universe of possibilities that God has given to us. For without dreams, without innovation, without passion and ambition, can nothing move forward as it should as if contained in a smog of confusion and distillation of the human spirit lost within its own short-sightedness and fury. Let us then, together, re-consider how the furthest frontiers of science might be probed. How we might together unite as global societies pursuing peace and international cooperation with one another. How we might together promote the boundless spaces of land, air, and water, to the furthest joys, and contentment causing the human spirit to soar over this our respite, this galactic isle, we call home. Seeking a global partnership of universal proportions committed to the preservation of the human spirit spawned upon the solar winds and clear flowing waters of hopes and dreams. It is what we have been created for in fellowship with the Triune God, our Creator-Redeemer, and Renewer of our souls.
 
R.E. Slater
April 8, 2013
 
 
Neil DeGrasse Tyson-Message to the future
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
White Dogwood Blossoms