Yesterday we considered Reason as a necessary part of Good Religion.
That is, we need to engage our brain when we enter church, we need people know that checking their brain at the door is not good idea.
I suggested that we often approach our journey in pieces and that 'wholeness' is the desire.
In the ‘whole’ we ensure we seek soulful connection.
I used parts the Wesleyan Quadrilateral - REASON, (what does science, psychology, wider disciplines say?) - TRADITION (what has the Church said historically?) - EXPERIENCE (do we know what OUR experience is? is it accurate?) and SCRIPTURE ( what does the bible say?)
This perspective helps us widen our perspective and feel we are approaching issues with our whole self.
I went on to explore biblical "knowing" - it is observing, relationship and intimacy. These are the ways God ‘digs us’, excavates us, knows us and desires our knowing of wholeness. I love this idea.
We explored breath, how God's name in Jewish tradition is YAHWEH - and is simply so sacred that one can only breathe the name. And this is how we connect to soul… via breath not mind…
What are your thoughts?
I loved the day! Preached without any notes at 10:45. I haven’t done that for a long time - must be my own truth fully shared or ‘known’.