« March 2010 | Main | May 2010 »

April 26, 2010

Reflection for the Week- April 26th, 2010

When the scientific and theological communities attempt to avoid hermeneutics (interpretation) they are liable to make a mess of things. Specialists in both disciplines face the obligation to admit that they are interpreters of data and not merely assessing the bare facts. In spite of their incessant antagonism towards each other, these two communities are interdependent, and therefore need to be in dialogue in order to better understand God, the world, self, and other.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

April 19, 2010

Reflection for the Week- April 19th, 2010

There are a myriad of tantalizing temptations in the human enterprise of culture; money, possessions, and sexual infidelity, to mention a few. While culture is a valid informer to some degree, we can be carried away in imagining it to have an authority superior to what it merits. Two other informers have to be taken into consideration when deciding how to be and live: Scripture and the natural world. Combined with culture, these two will give us a more stable and far ranging vision and illumine the path towards responsible action.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

April 12, 2010

Reflection for the Week- April 12th, 2010

Trying harder is not a viable solution for self-hate. Those who hate themselves are operating with high levels of invalid trust and insufficient knowledge about who they are. They assume that their self-assessment is both true and accurate. Such a view is not only epistemologically faulty, but it embraces a convenient suspicion of all except oneself. Self-haters will have difficulty maintaining the status quo when they are challenged to begin to recognize what it means to be human.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

April 05, 2010

Reflection for the Week- April 5th, 2010

Dear Lord God, we come before you to repent for the proliferation of irrelevant things that divide us and tear apart the body of Christ. We pray that you would help us to focus on the unity that we should have and to, in a credible manner, portray that to the world, which so desperately needs a persuasive vision of love and truth.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery