As our understanding of what it means to be human changes, our theologies are changing in ways that embrace reality rather than try to deny the evidence that is revealing a whole new dynamic that is drawing us toward an appreciation of creation that is even more amazing than our ancestors could possibly have imagined. Some Christians are afraid of this ever evolving view of creation, while others of us are compelled to wander beyond the confines of our comfort-zones. My hope is that we will find ways of staying in relationship with one another.
“We know what we are. We know not what we may be.” William Shakespeare (1564-1618) Jason Silva is a performance philosopher and filmmaker whose work stimulates and challenges in the blink of an eye. Using the medium of short-film Silva posits questions and ideas that drive his viewers to the brink of possibility. Our quest to understand what it means to be human may be an eternal search, but Silva invites us on a detour of exploration which promises to stretch our understanding beyond the safety of the known toward the parameters of our reach and then back again to the deep limits of ourselves. In two short minutes Silva caused me to wonder: If we are to become the chief agents of of human evolution, will religion play a role? and, Will Christianity be able to re-articulate its narrative in time to be relevant to the discussion?.