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Today's midweek session with Dave Brennan of Brephos begins to lift our thinking above the realm of the natural and normal into the transcendent and eternal.
“A world without windows” is how sociologist Peter Berger describes the secularized view of the world. He also calls it the “prison of modernity.” Bultmann the theologian, as much as Sagan the scientist, is an inmate of this prison. Both agree that a modern scientific view of the cosmos requires reality to be interpreted as a closed system of natural cause and effect—a system without signs of transcendence.
The renewal of Christian witness and mission requires constant examination of the assumptions shaping the Church’s life. Today an apparent loss of a sense of the transcendent is undermining the Church’s ability to address with clarity and courage the urgent tasks to which God calls it in the world.
Grab a brew and listen or watch Nick, Mairi and Dave read Psalm 139 and begin the sometimes foreign process for all of us of lifting our thinking.
Paul said it like this, "Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth." (Colossians 3:2).
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Come, Lord Jesus!
Nick & Mairi xx