Reality Is My God – Michael Dowd

evolutionary christianityEvolutionary theologian Michael Dowd has developed a mantra which he refers to as  “Six Agreements” which he asserts millions of people around the world, both secular and religious, can agree with:

1. Reality is our god.

2. Evidence is our scripture.

3. Big history is our creation story.

4. Ecology is our theology.

5. Integrity is our salvation.

6. Ensuring a just and healthy future is our mission.


Sacred Downtime: Barbara Brown Taylor

BB TaylorNow that Holy Week has come and gone and we are shouting our Alleluias, perhaps we can begin to turn our minds to the expectation of some sacred downtime. Barbara Brown Taylor is a preacher from whom I have learned so very much. I am currently enjoying the luxury of enjoying her latest book for the first time. Taylor’s earlier books are like old friends that I return to often. So her latest book, Learning to Walk in the Dark holds all the promise of a new treasured friendship. While searching for a video to introduce her new book, Learning to walk in the darkI came upon this video, recorded in the spring of 2009 and only recently posted online, in which Taylor offers a welcome reminder of the contours of downtime.  Looking forward to a few busy weeks, and longing for those lazy, hazy days of summer, Taylor has reminded me to stop and luxuriate in the splendour of springtime. So, rather than speed through Learning to Walk in the Dark, I shall take my time and write about it when we’ve become better friends. In the
meantime enjoy Sacred Downtime…..