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The Cosmic Dance Project
The story behind The Cosmic Dance
The idea for The Cosmic Dance arose out of Greg’s sharing his latest ideas with his small group (the three couples he and his wife Shelley share life with). Theological discussions are often a regular part of the conversation when they get together, and Greg, being the theologian in the group, tends to lend a rather esoteric theological and philosophical angle to the discussions. On occasion, some in Greg’s group have said things like, “Chunk it down to a layman’s level!” or “Give us the Dick and Jane version with pictures!”
One day Greg decided to try writing a “Dick and Jane” book on the theological implications of recent scientific theories, a topic Greg is very passionate about, but which is also arguably the hardest concept to communicate at a popular level.
Christus Victor Ministries is working with an artist, page designer and photographer to create The Cosmic Dance. Using funky art and creative photography, the book spells out the basic discoveries within six areas of contemporary science: Neuroscience, Quantum Theory, Chaos Theory, Complexity Theory, Non-Equilibrium Dynamics and Relativity Theory. It then tries to show how these scientific realms, each in their own distinct way, suggest that reality is something akin to an open-ended “Cosmic Dance.” In contrast to the mechanistic, Newtonian science of the past, these areas of recent contemporary science suggest that spontaneity, creativity, and freedom permeate the cosmos. And this, Greg contends, has significant implications for how we should live.
We’re expecting the book to be completed by summer 2008 and published in 2009.
Quotes to Chew On: The Cross and God’s Love
“The cross is the central way Christ images God. Christ was not an innocent third party who was punished against his will to appease the Father’s wrath. Christ is himself God, and he voluntarily took our sin and its just punishment upon himself. Hence his sacrifice does not appease God’s wrath; it reveals God’s love.…
Will There Be A Launch Event for Crucifixion of the Warrior God?
In this episode Greg gives an update on book release plans for “Crucifixion of the Warrior God.” http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0038.mp3
Myth of a Christian Religion Endorsements and Reviews
Reviews: Imitating the life of Jesus isn’t solely about embracing his message of love, sacrifice and service, according to evangelical pastor Boyd. In his latest book, the author of The Myth of a Christian Nation also asserts that becoming part of the “beautiful revolution” means rebelling against everything that is incompatible with that way of…
Across the Spectrum Endorsements
Endorsements: “This is an excellent mind-stretcher.” —Church Libraries “Those looking for a text that exemplifies the shades of difference and peculiar accents current in evangelical theology will find this book very useful. . . . Given the target reader as an undergraduate student, the strength of the book lies in its tone and format (debate…
Part 12 (of 15): Egalitarianism and The Kingdom Community
Assessing Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life by Greg Boyd As we saw earlier in this series (see: post 7), Peterson argues that social hierarchies among humans are as natural as they are among lobsters and every other species of animal on the planet. Whenever there is anything worth doing, anything of value, some people…
Part 17 (of 20)- Jordan Peterson on God
Assessing Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules of Life “God, whoever or whatever he may be, is no simple granter of wishes.” Jordan Peterson In this post I would like to review and evaluate what Peterson has to say about God and in the following post I will do the same for what Peterson has to say…