As we welcome Patricia Adams Farmer as a new author at Energion Publications, I invite you to take a look at her most recent blog post: Fear: Not My Favorite Spiritual Companion. Come to think of it, fear is not my favorite companion either. But it can be a blessing as well as a curse.
As Rev. Farmer says:
Fear is not my favorite spiritual companion. But I have to remind myself that fear is not evil in itself, only when it becomes attached to irrational and evil idea — like fear of the “other” that leads to prejudice and hate. Sometimes fear is simply here to protect us, like it did for our ancestors who knew when to run for safety from what Oz’s nervous Scarecrow only imagined as “lions and tigers and bears — oh my!”PATRICIAADAMSFARMER.com
Watch here for news of her forthcoming title in the Topical Line Drives series.
From the Open Horizons blog.
From Energion author Bruce Epperly: Process Theology and the Coronavirus.
God’s presence in the world challenges us to hopeful action and not panic. Bruce Epperly
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.
Zhihe Wang, PhD provides some notes on China’s ecological civiliation and process thought (via Open Horizons).