Sunday, December 17, 2006

provocative voices of faith

Just listened to a wide-ranging discussion on NPR with Katharine Jefferts-Schori, the new presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. She's the first woman to hold that office. She started out as an oceanographer. Listen to her thoughts on science and faith and other contemporary challenges the church is facing.

While you are visiting NPR's website you can also listen to (or read) a wonderful Franciscan theologian and activist Richard Rohr. My Mennonite aunt has been sharing his books and articles with me for years. Rohr's written a lot of books on spirituality and has worked with the progressive Christian organization Sojourners.

If intersection of science and religion is your thing, you might appreciate exploring "A Catechism of Creation: An Episcopal Understanding" which was put together by the Episcopal Committee on Science, Technology and Faith. There are also wonderful programs on this topic at "Speaking of Faith".

1 comment:

Kevin Jones said...

interesting stuff. wonder if she will talk to the new, more aggressive atheists, dennett, dawkins, etc.