Thursday, February 16, 2012


+ My friend Barrett Lee has been offering some great posts on his blog, The Theological Wanderings of a Street Pastor,  as he is contemplating the profound wisdom of Diarmuid O'Murchu in his book, Evolutionary FaithToday's post is an excerpt from the book which I am offering here as well:
It is time to outgrow…
our own tendency to exonerate the past with certainty and security, to dogmatize its definitive, unchanging nature, often turning tradition into an unwieldy ideology of oppression and encrustation.
It is time to embrace…
the future thrust of evolution toward increased complexity and renewed creativity, a future endowed with hope and promise as new possibilities unfold unceasingly and the innate mystery becomes more transparent to human intelligence.
-Diarmuid O’Murchu, Evolutionary Faith, p.36-37

And here is another excerpt from the book which Barrett offered yesterday:

It’s time to out grow…
the narrowly defined, competitively driven understanding of evolution, favoring the triumph of our successful biological species, with a tendency to overshadow the significance of cosmic and planetary unfolding over the vast aeons of inorganic evolution.
It’s time to embrace…
the grandeur, complexity, and paradox that characterize evolution at every stage, a story that continues to unfold under the mysterious wisdom of our cocreative God, whose strategies always have, and always will, outwit our human and religious desires for neat, predictable outcomes.
-Diarmuid O’Murchu, Evolutionary Faith, p.23

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