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November 25, 2013

Reflection for the Week- November 25th, 2013

Grace, Grace, Superabudant Grace. I’m thankful I can trust that God will remember me. I leave my destiny to his imaginative impulse of resurrection.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

November 18, 2013

Reflection for the Week- November 18th, 2013

If the biblical text is not historical in certain places, this is not necessarily a loss of revelatory value. The text has to be taken and read genre by genre. There may be a marked difference, for example, between Genesis 1-3 and the Gospels, though the Gospels may not in every instance be loaded with a historical impulse for them to be packed with sufficiently true testimonies that radiate revelation. A careful reading of the biblical informer then is not an all or nothing enterprise, but an engaging with and being engaged by various interpreted expressions, facts, and stories that God participates in configuring, so that we might be called out of darkness and into light.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

November 11, 2013

Reflection for the Week- November 11th, 2013

I would assume that a trust and suspicion dialogue would need to be in place for not only assessing what’s true, but for decoding how to interact with God, self, other, and world in some type of related and distinct manner.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

November 04, 2013

Reflection for the Week- November 4th, 2013

People often say, “If I was born somewhere else, I would believe something else.” This implies that context is determinative for belief. While there is a degree of truth to this, it is a reductionistic subterfuge. Context does play a role in belief, but so do many other features of being in the world. Things are really much more complex, when it comes to belief. Surely, we in the West are more prone to illegitimate context transfer. That is, we desire to suspend belief because it might be different if we were in another context. This is a charade. To imagine that we were born somewhere else would mean to imagine that we are not who we are. We might attempt this, but we will never escape ourselves. Dealing with the matters of the context we are actually living in the midst of, therefore, will be the appropriate trajectory for coming to grips with legitimate belief.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery