So we will be having our last class meeting tonight, which is a bit sad. I agree with Eva that it is unfortunate that our little blog here never “came alive”, but perhaps it can continue as a forum for discussion in the future if we want.
A few online resources for continuing the quest we’ve been on:
Amazing talks by remarkable people: http://www.ted.com
Poetry Chaikhana: Sacred Poetry from Around the World: http://www.poetry-chaikhana.com
Interesting Lectures by Process Theologian David Ray Griffin: http://www.anthonyflood.com/griffinpostmodtheol00.htm
Christian Meditation website: http://www.thespiritualsolution.com
Our next meeting will be Thursday March 27th at 7:15pm.
We will read the middle chapters of McDaniel’s Living from the Center and will augment it with an article by John Cobb on process christology from The Handbook of Process Theology. This extra Cobb article is available as a pdf for you to download and print yourself, or copies will be available at the church.
get the pdf here: process christology reading
A package of readings for our next meeting on October 25th will be available at the church.
Here is what it contains:
Living from the Center by Jay McDaniel, pp. 11-32 (introduction)
Life Abundant by Sallie McFague, pp. 3-24 (chapter 1), & appendix
Postcolonial Theologies edited by Keller, Nausner & Rivera, pp. 1-19 (introduction)
Urban Christianity and Global Order by Andrew Davey, pp. 3-27 (chapters 1 & 2)
Then a couple of resources on process theology are also included:
Handbook of Process Theology edited by McDaniel & Bowman, pp. 4-7 (key terms list)
God, Christ, Church by Marjorie Suchocki, pp. 237-259 (appendix & glossary)
We met for the first time on September 27th to discuss where we wanted to go and what we wanted to get out of the group. It was an exciting first meeting. To help start discussion (not that we needed anything but our own questions!) some of us read an article from Cross Currents entitled “Theology and the City: Learning to Cry, Struggling to See” by Jim Perkinson.
In my understanding of our discussion, I would highlight these interests of the group: We are particularly interested in how theology speaks to our particular context in the city of Vancouver. We are interested in new ways of thinking and talking about ‘God’. We are interested in the pressing justice questions of our day: poverty, homelessness, the ecological crisis, economic segregation, individualism and consumerism. We are interested in the relationship between how we understand God and how we understand the city and the justice issues at play in the city.
What do you think we need to talk about?