CosmicDanceFrtCvr

A New Book and a Dance Party to Celebrate It

I am delighted to announce the soon-to-be-released first publication of ReKnew Publishing. It’s a rather quirky book that I wrote and then compiled with the help of some talented friends. It’s entitled, The Cosmic Dance: What Science Can Teach Us About the Nature of Time, Life, God & Humpty Dumpty.  

I would describe The Cosmic Dance as a cross between a humorous graphic novel (the writing is framed as a playful discussion among photo-shopped versions of my friends and other characters), on the one hand, and an introductory book on contemporary science and the open view of the future (or “Open Theism”), on the other. In this book I try to explain, at a “Dick and Jane” level, Quantum Physics, Chaos and Complexity Theory, Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, and Relativity Theory. I then argue that, in their own distinctive way, each of these theories encourage us to understand life, creation and even God as a sort of open-ended, creative, spontaneity-filled, adventurous dance.

NDY:CosmicDanceI’ll say more about the content of The Cosmic Dance in the weeks to come, but for now I want to leave you with an invitation to ReKnew’s first-ever book release party! This family-friendly party will be held on Friday, June 24th, at the Shanty, the party room at O’Gara’s Bar and Grill, from 8:00 to 11:30. We will get down to the classic rock music of my band Not Dead Yet — which, I’m proud to announce, has recently mastered “Uptown Funk” (Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars) as well as “Shake it Off” (Taylor Swift). There’s a suggested donation of $5 at the door (proceeds will go towards Kòt a Kòt, a ministry for young women in Haiti), and you can purchase a signed copy of The Cosmic Dance for the bargain price of $12. (You can order it online for $19.99 after our book-release party.)

So why not “Shake it Off” and get some of that “Uptown Funk” by joining us at O’Gara’s on June 24th? It will be a party of cosmic proportions!

Related Reading

Sermon Clip: Hijabs At The Gym

In the last message of Mixed Signals, we take a look at Islam and how Kingdom people should be responding to the growing worldwide Islamic movement. We explore the growing disparity between the life Jesus led and calls us into and the normal worldly response to those who are different or potentially threaten our way…

Loving God With All Of Your Mind

Rebecca-Lee via Compfight David D. Flowers posted this essay on loving God with your mind that reflects our stance on intellectual integrity as we approach Scripture. It even features a video clip of Greg talking about maintaining humility when we encounter ideas that are new to us and challenge our current understanding. It’s well worth…

The Warfare Worldview

The Warfare Worldview from Roberta Winter Institute on Vimeo. Here’s a video presentation that Greg did at the Roberta Winter Institute regarding the Warfare Worldview. Enjoy!

Another Great Reason to Join Us for the ReKnew Conference: NDY

As if you needed another reason to join us for Faith, Doubt and the Idol of Certainty, I’ll tell you that Greg’s band NDY is playing a free concert at 8:15pm at Woodland Hills Church the Friday night of the conference. Now get on that registration and join us, won’t you?

Why Bart Ehrman Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Christmas (Or Your Faith) Part 7

This is the seventh of several videos Greg put together to refute Bart Ehrman’s claims published in the article What Do We Really Know About Jesus? In this segment, Greg argues against Ehrman’s claim that the Roman census in the birth narrative was fabricated. If you missed the first six installments you can find them here, here, here, here, here and here.

Confessions of a Christian Nation (Racism)

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Greg Boyd, Brian McLaren and Brian Zahnd apologize to the African American community for the church’s complicity in the oppression of African Americans throughout American history. Video by Rex Harsin