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April 20, 2015

Reflection for the Week- April 20th, 2015

Ode to rediscovering the “lightness” of being> When searching for life in the midst of death, we sometimes have to turn to drama rather than reason. That is, an embrace of poetics, the vertical, the breaking of clock time dimensions, takes us beyond logic and science. This elevated reality connection – contact, can never be reduced to subjectivity or objectivity, though it concerns both, but implies a resilient commitment to action, reflection, wonder, and exploration that forges new perspectives, which compel us to continue the search in spite of paradox and discord, until we find.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

April 13, 2015

Reflection for the Week- April 13th, 2015

Current scientific understandings are raising serious questions for some traditional interpretations of Genesis 1-3. As a result, many people are turning away from the Christian faith. Biblical interpreters have to do a better job at putting science and the biblical text into dialogue, come what may. Credibility is crucial, especially in this “defining moment” for church and culture.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

April 06, 2015

Reflection for the Week- April 6th, 2015

It is crucial to first ask the “why” questions. Push them as far as we can. Study, wonder, and explore. But after our thoughtful investigations take us to the limit, we will sometimes still have no answers. When this happens, we want to shift the focus from “why” on to “how” to live in this world, notably as followers of the Crucified and Risen One. It is the “how” focus that overturns the “why” and becomes primary, while nevertheless the “why” questions remain; they fade into a secondary position.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery