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From the back cover:
What does it mean for humans to accept that we are not the centre of life, but
continue to worship God in a tradition which has assumed that we are?
do we worship the God of this evolving life? A God who is ancient. Personal
but not human. As much female as male. The God who is beyond us, became
one with us (and, many Christians claim, one of us), and who remains within
and amongst us?
We are not fallen, the Earth is not cursed. So why is it so hard to get babies out, and why are there so many weeds?
We have original needs, not original sin. So why do we sin? How does our
new understanding of our brain and its evolution help us answer this, and
what do we do about it?
Are we inherently selfish and violent? Is our niceness merely a thin veneer
over our brutish insides?
Does Jesus win victory over evolution, or call us
back into life: this awesome evolving life of which we are a part?
What do we make of the whole story of Easter, seen through the eyes of a
God who loves other animals as much as us, and never asked for ritual
sacrifices of the innocent? What did Jesus make of Easter?
Why are we here? Is there an “after here?”
What do post-Darwinian Christians make of sex? Is heterosexual, lifelong
marriage the only context in which God blesses nookie? What surprises do
we find in the Biblical Witnesses themselves?
Jason has spent the last decade bringing his early studies in - and love of- zoology
and genetics into conversation with the Christian faith he adopted in his twenties.
After ordination and a first placement as a university chaplain, he completed a PhD
in “biocentric theology.” A couple of years of “ecoministry” followed, including starting and ministering with an ecofaith
worshipping community in Adelaide. This book captures some
of his decade long conversation, one that he expects to be having
until his (hopefully far off) death.
He recently moved to Bellingen, NSW, with his family to minister
with the Uniting Church congregation there, and work as an
ecominister in the wider presbytery.