Bruce Sanguin's Blog on Evolutionary Christianity
Minister, Author, Speaker
Andrew interviewed me for his new ACTV show. Good vibe.
An inspiring and motivating hour. Thanks, Andrew and Bruce.
What a delightful conversation! Thank you Andrew and Bruce.
Life is intoxicating from the start. Waking into life is joyful and so exciting. Looking out from new eyes all is fresh and possible. Yet with a fragility that is evident that comes from experience. Both from inside and outside, from self and other, we suffer inconsistencies and weakness. A beautiful balance is achieved when humbled in the face of the impersonal yet very personal evolutionary movement of time, the very expression of life moving forward. In the hands of the almighty non-stopping drive of the expanding universe we find ourselves willingly or not so willingly on the edge of the human experience. That very time is now, and it has always been now. For all who ever lived this challenge always presented itself. The Bible serve as a reminder of this ever present future looking God that leads/drives his people through the wilderness toward the promised land, as we are told never to look back.
Bruce – Hearing your emphasis on the theology of “fragility” for a second time really helps me appreciate it for the first. You and Andrew and the other evolutionaries share a lot in common, and common language (e.g. Andrew’s “evolutionary impulse” brilliant term). It is the “fragility” lens, and your having picked it up via the life story of the geologist you speak of, that is surely one of your important and perhaps unique contributions. And that, too, is so obvious to emerge from the Christian perspective, rather than from some other religion. So bravo with the conversation you two had, and for your having the gifts of expression and the necessary soft demeanor to help others see “fragility’s” potential for their own worldviews, life challenges, and the natural emergence of hope therefrom.
I do think that this theology of fragility is a unique contribution to the various expressions of evolutionary spirituality that comes from the Christian tradition.
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