Welcome back. Here’s the last of three posts on Questions I’m asking. It’s off the cuff and raw. It’s meant to be that way. What are you thinking about?
Questions I’m asking #64 – 93…
64. God gives Israel instructions on buying slaves from neighboring peoples. What’s up with that?
65. Is culture such a powerful force in the universe that God must compromise on universal/transcendant values to work within a particular context?
66. When God gives instructions for an inhumane act such as buying slaves, do we negate the evil of it because of an assumed trajectory towards justice?
67. We know God can experience new things, can He also learn? Grow? Change?
68. Should we read the story of the Bible and let the story develop our portrait of God?
69. Should we read the story of the Bible through the filter of an approved systematic/ orthodox framework?
70. Is (Are) the future(s) open or closed?
71. What’s the Bible say about the future?
72. Is cussing and anger among emerging pastors a plastic attempt at being authentic?
73. Luther, Calvin and Erasmus have something in common. None of them chose ministry as a vocation. What does this tell us?
74. Is there such a thing as “free will”?
75. Is Christianity a revealed religion or is it a sign pointing to the God who reveals Himself?
76. Assuming God is without beginning, without end, etc, did God limit himself in any way at creation?
77. Is a merger of the biological (the human) and the technological (the electronic) the next phase of evolution of the Sapient race?
78. What do we mean when we say we are under the authority of scriptures?
79. In the end, isn’t every person under the authority of his or her own interpretation (thinking/ feeling/acting) of scripture?
80. Is theology supposed to be static (i.e. understanding the systematic formulations of the past) or dynamic (i.e. allowing new questions to shape our theological formulations of the future)?
81. Is the understanding of the role of scripture in the church changing as we exit both the modern world and postmodern transition?
82. Is the relationship between Catholic and Protestant changing as we exit the postmodern transition?
83. What kind of God do we believe in?
84. Do all innovative churches look the same? Why?
85. If you could live forever known by noone or for a limited period and known by many, what would you choose?
86. Does God “want” all men to be saved?
87. What do we really want?
88. What is the Recreated Humanity of the church supposed to look like?
89. Should we be growing human organs in animals for harvesting?
90. How will we feel when we are introduced to the first human clone [Is he/she alive in infancy somewhere right now]?
91. Chimeras are animals that have their own cells and the cells of another animal growing side by side in their body. Geeps (goat-sheep combos) already exist. What’s next? Humanzees. How far is too far?
92. The possible futures offered by technology (GNR) are so much more substantial than the [accurate] postmodern critique of the modern, can we not say that we are in the Post Human era [Or bio-electronic, or transhuman]? [More ideas on what to call our age coming up soon]. [***GNR –Genetic engineering, Nano technology, Robotics]
93. What insights will we gain about the scriptures the first day they are read on Earth Colony Mars?
See you in the Mystic…