Sunday February 24, 2019 at Noon
Rev Bob Jackson Miner explores:
“The Quantum Surprise! What if Reality is Virtual?”
Sunday March 3rd, 2019 at Noon
Rev Chris Johnson gives his sermon:
“New World Man”
Before Columbus returned from his 1492 expedition to “India,” educated people speculated that he might sail off the edge of their flat Earth. But he returned triumphant, with little factual understanding of the geography he had just conquered. He presumed he was in India, not an entirely New World. In reality, he had landed in what is now known as the Caribbean.
It’s a fact that our country was founded in 1776. Another fact is that dinosaurs were formally “discovered” and identified in 1842. One can quickly deduce that George Washington would have had no meaningful knowledge of dinosaurs. Our founding fathers were visionaries yet they had little grasp of topics such as evolution. Darwin’s groundbreaking book on the topic was only published in 1859. The ancients who wrote the world’s great religious texts had at best rudimentary scientific understanding of the world they inhabited.
In contrast, we live in an era of information overload. Mind-blowing scientific discoveries are made daily and our collective body of knowledge grows exponentially. Despite this, much of humanity clings to historical beliefs and cultural traditions that have long since outlived their relevance. How then should a modern New World Man view concepts such as religion and spirituality? Will technology eventually confirm the existence of a spiritual universe? Has it already done so? Arguably, yes.
In this sermon Rev Christopher Johnson explores the topic of our modern world and it’s intersection with the legacy religious traditions. It is possible to maintain rational spiritual beliefs that reconcile with both science and common sense!