Comments by Bruce Epperly.
What does it mean to have the power to become a child of God? How is this power reflected? How do we embrace this power for ourselves and our congregations? Surely when we open to divine possibility, new energies emerge in our lives; we become more creative and hospitable; we are freed from the solitary self to join with God’s ubiquitous and dynamic self, flowing in and through all creation. Let us open to divine power and ask God to guide our use of it as God’s companions in bringing joy to the world!
From Open Horizons (by John Cobb). A quote:
When the nation fails to participate responsibly in the larger family, especially when it acts in ways that are deeply harmful to others and to the larger whole, love of nation requires efforts to change its behavior and, as a minimum, to protest. True patriotism will say that “I love my country right or wrong.” It does not say that I will obey the national leadership “right or wrong.”
From OpenHorizons, John Cobb on Biblical Inspiration and Interpretation. As a publisher, I want to mention that the notion that the key is not inspiration is also the position of Edward W. H. Vick in his Energion Publications title From Inspiration to Understanding.