Support the Café
Search our site

Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori: On science, faith and repentence

Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori: On science, faith and repentence

The on-air and online radio program Day1 includes a commentary by former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori in its Faith and Science in the 21st Century series. In a four-minute video, which aired in October and is now online, she explores the idea that our repeated and often conflicted re-framing of our understanding of creation (Galileo being one historic example), is part of our journey of faith:

…that reframing is one aspect of repentance, turning toward God as the center of existence, rather than ourselves and our necessarily limited understandings.  It’s also part of the history of God’s ongoing relationship with humanity recorded in the Bible.  We see it in Jesus,’ and later his followers’, growing understanding that his message is for all people, Gentiles as well as Jews.

To read and watch, click here (the video is also embedded below).

Other topics in the series include God and the Cosmos, Creation and Evolution, Quantum Physics and Eternity and Health and Healing/Death and Dying.

 

Dislike (0)
0 0 vote
Article Rating
Facebooktwitterpinterestlinkedinmail

Café Comments?

Our comment policy requires that you use your real first and last names and provide an email address (your email will not be published). Comments that use non-PG rated language, include personal attacks, that are not provable as fact or that we deem in any way to be counter to our mission of fostering respectful dialogue will not be posted.

2 Comments
Newest
Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Norman Hutchinson

There is a book available from Forward Movement entitled Lent Is Not Rocket Science by W. Nicholas Knisely the thirteenth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island. Bishop Knisely holds degrees in physics and astronomy and a master of divinity degree. The book is composed of 40 meditations for Lent. The meditations support what bishop Schori was saying with more detail. I have read these meditations in the past and feel that they have supported my belief that science and Christianity do not have to be hostile toward each other but that each can compliment the other discipline.

Like (0)
Dislike (0)
John Chilton

1. A gentle correction -- it's Jefferts Schori, not Schori.

2. Nick was a pioneer on the Episcopal Cafe which makes us a bit puffed up. His book that Norman references can be ordered here,
http://www.forwardmovement.org/Products/2146/lent-is-not-rocket-science.aspx

Like (0)
Dislike (0)
Facebooktwitterrss
Support the Café
Past Posts

The Episcopal Café seeks to be an independent voice, reporting and reflecting on the Episcopal Church and the Anglican tradition.  The Café is not a platform of advocacy, but it does aim to tell the story of the church from the perspective of Progressive Christianity.  Our collective sympathy, as the Café, lies with the project of widening the circle of inclusion within the church and empowering all the baptized for the role to which they have been called as followers of Christ.

The opinions expressed at the Café are those of individual contributors, and, unless otherwise noted, should not be interpreted as official statements of a parish, diocese or other organization. The art and articles that appear here remain the property of their creators.

All Content  © 2017 Episcopal Café