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  • Jan adventure 4

    1. 1. TextFaith Beyond Fundamentalism & Anti-Fundamentalism: where do we go from here?
    2. 2. Faith Beyond Conformity & Complacency: Rediscovering mission Text
    3. 3. A story abouta youth camp
    4. 4. Christ’s good newsOur global emergencies
    5. 5. Conventional View Emerging ViewThe Human God created the world as perfect, God created the world as good, butSituation: What but because our primal human beings – as individuals, and asis the story that ancestors, Adam and Eve, did groups – have rebelled against God andwe find not maintain the absolute filled the world with evil and injusticeourselves in? perfection demanded by God, like a terrible disease. God wants to save God has irrevocably determined humanity and heal it from its sickness, that the entire universe and all it but humanity is hopelessly lost and contains will be destroyed, and confused, like sheep without a shepherd, the souls of all human beings – wandering farther and farther into except for those specifically lostness and danger. Left to themselves, exempted – will be forever human beings will spiral downward in punished for their imperfection sickness and evil. in hell.1Basic Since everyone is doomed to Since the human race is in such desperateQuestions: What hell, Jesus seeks to answer these trouble, Jesus seeks to answer thisquestions did questions: how can individuals question: what must be done about theJesus come to be saved from eternal mess we’re in? The mess refers both toanswer? punishment in hell and instead the general human condition and its go to heaven after they die? How specific outworking among his can God help individuals be contemporaries: living under domination happy and successful until then? by the Roman empire, and divided into various competing sects.Jesus’ message: Jesus says, in essence, “If you Jesus says, in essence, “Other people andHow did Jesus want to be among those groups – including your own religiousrespond to the specifically qualified to escape leaders - are leading you farther andcrisis? being forever punished for your farther astray. I have been sent by God sins in hell, you must repent of with this good news – that God loves your individual sins and believe humanity, even in its lostness and sin. that my Father punished me on God graciously invites everyone and the cross so He won’t have to anyone to question and reject what they punish you in hell. Only if you have been told and instead follow a new believe this will you go to path. Trust me and become my disciple, heaven when everyone else is and you will be transformed, and you will banished to hell.”2 This is the participate in the transformation of the good news. world, which is possible, beginning right now.”3 This is the good news.1 Of course, there are many modern western non-religious ontologies and framing stories too,plus Eastern ontologies and framing stories – both religious and irreligious.2 This reflects a Calvinistic Evangelical protestant version of the message. The popular RomanCatholic version might say, “You must believe in the teachings of the church and follow itsinstructions, especially those regarding sacraments.” The popular mainline or liberal Protestant
    6. 6. 2 questions: Conventional View Emerging View From Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crises, and a The Human Situation: What God created the world as perfect, but because our primal is the story that we find ancestors, Adam and Eve, did not maintain the absolute God created the world as good, but human beings – as individuals, and as groups – have rebelled against God and filled the world with evil and injustice ourselves in? Revolution of Hope perfection demanded by God, God has irrevocably determined that the entire universe and all it contains will be destroyed, and like a terrible disease. God wants to save humanity and heal it from its sickness, but humanity is hopelessly lost and confused, like sheep without a shepherd, the souls of all human beings – wandering farther and farther into except for those specifically lostness and danger. Left to themselves, exempted – will be forever human beings will spiral downward in punished for their imperfection sickness and evil. in hell.1What are the top global Basic Since everyone is doomed to Since the human race is in such desperate Questions: What hell, Jesus seeks to answer these trouble, Jesus seeks to answer this questions did questions: how can individuals question: what must be done about the Jesus come to be saved from eternal mess we’re in? The mess refers both to answer? punishment in hell and instead the general human condition and its go to heaven after they die? How specific outworking among his can God help individuals be contemporaries: living under dominationproblems? happy and successful until then? by the Roman empire, and divided into various competing sects. Jesus’ message: Jesus says, in essence, “If you Jesus says, in essence, “Other people and How did Jesus want to be among those groups – including your own religious respond to the specifically qualified to escape leaders - are leading you farther and crisis? being forever punished for your farther astray. I have been sent by God sins in hell, you must repent of with this good news – that God loves your individual sins and believe humanity, even in its lostness and sin. that my Father punished me on God graciously invites everyone and the cross so He won’t have to anyone to question and reject what they punish you in hell. Only if you have been told and instead follow a new believe this will you go to path. Trust me and become my disciple, What does the message of Jesus heaven when everyone else is and you will be transformed, and you will banished to hell.”2 This is the participate in the transformation of the good news. world, which is possible, beginning right now.”3 This is the good news. 1 Of course, there are many modern western non-religious ontologies and framing stories too, plus Eastern ontologies and framing stories – both religious and irreligious. say to those problems? 2 This reflects a Calvinistic Evangelical protestant version of the message. The popular Roman Catholic version might say, “You must believe in the teachings of the church and follow its instructions, especially those regarding sacraments.” The popular mainline or liberal Protestant
    7. 7. Top Global Problems:High Noon (20) The Human Situation: What we find Conventional View God created the world as perfect, but because our primal is the story that ancestors, Adam and Eve, did not maintain the absolute Emerging View God created the world as good, but human beings – as individuals, and as groups – have rebelled against God and filled the world with evil and injustice ourselves in? perfection demanded by God, like a terrible disease. God wants to save God has irrevocably determined humanity and heal it from its sickness, that the entire universe and all it but humanity is hopelessly lost andUnited Nations University (15) contains will be destroyed, and confused, like sheep without a shepherd, the souls of all human beings – wandering farther and farther into except for those specifically lostness and danger. Left to themselves, exempted – will be forever human beings will spiral downward in punished for their imperfection sickness and evil. in hell.1 Basic Since everyone is doomed to Since the human race is in such desperate Questions: What hell, Jesus seeks to answer these trouble, Jesus seeks to answer this questions did questions: how can individuals question: what must be done about the Jesus come to be saved from eternal mess we’re in? The mess refers both to answer? punishment in hell and instead the general human condition and itsCopenhagen Consensus (10) go to heaven after they die? How specific outworking among his can God help individuals be contemporaries: living under domination happy and successful until then? by the Roman empire, and divided into various competing sects. Jesus’ message: Jesus says, in essence, “If you Jesus says, in essence, “Other people and How did Jesus want to be among those groups – including your own religious respond to the specifically qualified to escape leaders - are leading you farther and crisis? being forever punished for your farther astray. I have been sent by God sins in hell, you must repent of with this good news – that God loves your individual sins and believe humanity, even in its lostness and sin.Millennium Development Goals (8) that my Father punished me on God graciously invites everyone and the cross so He won’t have to anyone to question and reject what they punish you in hell. Only if you have been told and instead follow a new believe this will you go to path. Trust me and become my disciple, heaven when everyone else is and you will be transformed, and you will banished to hell.”2 This is the participate in the transformation of the good news. world, which is possible, beginning right now.”3 This is the good news. 1 Of course, there are many modern western non-religious ontologies and framing stories too,PEACE plan (5) plus Eastern ontologies and framing stories – both religious and irreligious. 2 This reflects a Calvinistic Evangelical protestant version of the message. The popular Roman Catholic version might say, “You must believe in the teachings of the church and follow its instructions, especially those regarding sacraments.” The popular mainline or liberal Protestant
    8. 8. United Nations University: The State of the FutureTop Fifteen Challenges: How can …1. … sustainable development be achieved for all?2. … everyone have sufficient clean water without Conventional View Emerging View The Human God created the world as perfect, God created the world as good, but Situation: What but because our primal human beings – as individuals, and as is the story that ancestors, Adam and Eve, did groups – have rebelled against God andconflict? we find not maintain the absolute filled the world with evil and injustice ourselves in? perfection demanded by God, like a terrible disease. God wants to save God has irrevocably determined humanity and heal it from its sickness, that the entire universe and all it but humanity is hopelessly lost and contains will be destroyed, and confused, like sheep without a shepherd,3. … population growth and resources be brought into the souls of all human beings – wandering farther and farther into except for those specifically lostness and danger. Left to themselves, exempted – will be forever human beings will spiral downward in punished for their imperfection sickness and evil. in hell.1balance? Basic Since everyone is doomed to Since the human race is in such desperate Questions: What hell, Jesus seeks to answer these trouble, Jesus seeks to answer this questions did questions: how can individuals question: what must be done about the Jesus come to be saved from eternal mess we’re in? The mess refers both to answer? punishment in hell and instead the general human condition and its4. … genuine democracy emerge from authoritarian go to heaven after they die? How specific outworking among his can God help individuals be contemporaries: living under domination happy and successful until then? by the Roman empire, and divided into various competing sects. Jesus’ message: Jesus says, in essence, “If you Jesus says, in essence, “Other people andregimes? How did Jesus respond to the crisis? want to be among those specifically qualified to escape being forever punished for your sins in hell, you must repent of your individual sins and believe groups – including your own religious leaders - are leading you farther and farther astray. I have been sent by God with this good news – that God loves humanity, even in its lostness and sin.5. … policymaking be made more sensitive to global long- that my Father punished me on the cross so He won’t have to punish you in hell. Only if you believe this will you go to heaven when everyone else is God graciously invites everyone and anyone to question and reject what they have been told and instead follow a new path. Trust me and become my disciple, and you will be transformed, and you willterm perspectives? banished to hell.”2 This is the good news. participate in the transformation of the world, which is possible, beginning right now.”3 This is the good news.6. … the global convergence of information and 1 Of course, there are many modern western non-religious ontologies and framing stories too, plus Eastern ontologies and framing stories – both religious and irreligious. 2 This reflects a Calvinistic Evangelical protestant version of the message. The popular Roman Catholic version might say, “You must believe in the teachings of the church and follow its instructions, especially those regarding sacraments.” The popular mainline or liberal Protestantcommunications technologies work for everyone?7. … ethical market economies be encouraged to helpreduce the gap between rich and poor?
    9. 9. 8. … the threat of new and reemerging diseases and immunemicro-organisms be reduced?9. … the capacity to decide be improved as the nature of workand institutions change? Conventional View Emerging View10. … shared values and new security strategies reduce ethnic The Human God created the world as perfect, God created the world as good, but Situation: What but because our primal human beings – as individuals, and as is the story that ancestors, Adam and Eve, did groups – have rebelled against God and we find not maintain the absolute filled the world with evil and injustice ourselves in? perfection demanded by God, like a terrible disease. God wants to saveconflicts, terrorism, and the use of weapons of mass God has irrevocably determined that the entire universe and all it contains will be destroyed, and the souls of all human beings – humanity and heal it from its sickness, but humanity is hopelessly lost and confused, like sheep without a shepherd, wandering farther and farther into except for those specifically lostness and danger. Left to themselves,destruction? Basic exempted – will be forever punished for their imperfection in hell.1 Since everyone is doomed to human beings will spiral downward in sickness and evil. Since the human race is in such desperate11. … the changing status of women help improve the human Questions: What hell, Jesus seeks to answer these trouble, Jesus seeks to answer this questions did questions: how can individuals question: what must be done about the Jesus come to be saved from eternal mess we’re in? The mess refers both to answer? punishment in hell and instead the general human condition and its go to heaven after they die? How specific outworking among hiscondition? Jesus’ message: can God help individuals be happy and successful until then? Jesus says, in essence, “If you contemporaries: living under domination by the Roman empire, and divided into various competing sects. Jesus says, in essence, “Other people and How did Jesus want to be among those groups – including your own religious12. … transnational organized crime networks be stopped from respond to the crisis? specifically qualified to escape being forever punished for your sins in hell, you must repent of your individual sins and believe leaders - are leading you farther and farther astray. I have been sent by God with this good news – that God loves humanity, even in its lostness and sin.becoming more powerful and sophisticated global enterprises? that my Father punished me on God graciously invites everyone and the cross so He won’t have to anyone to question and reject what they punish you in hell. Only if you have been told and instead follow a new believe this will you go to path. Trust me and become my disciple, heaven when everyone else is and you will be transformed, and you will13. … growing energy demands be met safely and efficiently? banished to hell.”2 This is the good news. participate in the transformation of the world, which is possible, beginning right now.”3 This is the good news.14. … scientific and technological breakthroughs be 1 Of course, there are many modern western non-religious ontologies and framing stories too, plus Eastern ontologies and framing stories – both religious and irreligious. 2 This reflects a Calvinistic Evangelical protestant version of the message. The popular Roman Catholic version might say, “You must believe in the teachings of the church and follow its instructions, especially those regarding sacraments.” The popular mainline or liberal Protestantaccelerated to improve the human condition?15. … ethical considerations become more routinelyincorporated into global decisions?
    10. 10. 8 Millennium Development Goals: 1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. 2. Achieve universal primary education. The Human Conventional View God created the world as perfect, Emerging View God created the world as good, but 3. Promote gender equality and empower Situation: What we find ourselves in? but because our primal is the story that ancestors, Adam and Eve, did not maintain the absolute perfection demanded by God, God has irrevocably determined human beings – as individuals, and as groups – have rebelled against God and filled the world with evil and injustice like a terrible disease. God wants to save humanity and heal it from its sickness, that the entire universe and all it but humanity is hopelessly lost and women. contains will be destroyed, and the souls of all human beings – except for those specifically exempted – will be forever punished for their imperfection confused, like sheep without a shepherd, wandering farther and farther into lostness and danger. Left to themselves, human beings will spiral downward in sickness and evil. 4. Reduce child mortality. in hell.1 Basic Since everyone is doomed to Since the human race is in such desperate Questions: What hell, Jesus seeks to answer these trouble, Jesus seeks to answer this questions did questions: how can individuals question: what must be done about the Jesus come to be saved from eternal mess we’re in? The mess refers both to answer? punishment in hell and instead the general human condition and its 5. Improve maternal health. Jesus’ message: go to heaven after they die? How can God help individuals be happy and successful until then? Jesus says, in essence, “If you specific outworking among his contemporaries: living under domination by the Roman empire, and divided into various competing sects. Jesus says, in essence, “Other people and 6. Combat HIV/AIDs, malaria, and other How did Jesus want to be among those groups – including your own religious respond to the specifically qualified to escape leaders - are leading you farther and crisis? being forever punished for your farther astray. I have been sent by God sins in hell, you must repent of with this good news – that God loves your individual sins and believe humanity, even in its lostness and sin. that my Father punished me on God graciously invites everyone and diseases. the cross so He won’t have to punish you in hell. Only if you believe this will you go to heaven when everyone else is banished to hell.”2 This is the anyone to question and reject what they have been told and instead follow a new path. Trust me and become my disciple, and you will be transformed, and you will participate in the transformation of the 7. Ensure environmental sustainability. good news. world, which is possible, beginning right now.”3 This is the good news. 1 Of course, there are many modern western non-religious ontologies and framing stories too, plus Eastern ontologies and framing stories – both religious and irreligious. 8. Develop a global partnership for 2 This reflects a Calvinistic Evangelical protestant version of the message. The popular Roman Catholic version might say, “You must believe in the teachings of the church and follow its instructions, especially those regarding sacraments.” The popular mainline or liberal Protestant development
    11. 11. Copenhagen Consensus Top 10 Global Problems1. Hunger and malnutrition Conventional View Emerging View The Human God created the world as perfect, God created the world as good, but Situation: What but because our primal human beings – as individuals, and as is the story that ancestors, Adam and Eve, did groups – have rebelled against God and we find not maintain the absolute filled the world with evil and injustice2. Climate change ourselves in? perfection demanded by God, God has irrevocably determined that the entire universe and all it contains will be destroyed, and the souls of all human beings – like a terrible disease. God wants to save humanity and heal it from its sickness, but humanity is hopelessly lost and confused, like sheep without a shepherd, wandering farther and farther into3. Conflicts except for those specifically lostness and danger. Left to themselves, exempted – will be forever human beings will spiral downward in punished for their imperfection sickness and evil. in hell.1 Basic Since everyone is doomed to Since the human race is in such desperate Questions: What hell, Jesus seeks to answer these trouble, Jesus seeks to answer this4. Financial Instability questions did Jesus come to answer? questions: how can individuals be saved from eternal punishment in hell and instead go to heaven after they die? How can God help individuals be question: what must be done about the mess we’re in? The mess refers both to the general human condition and its specific outworking among his contemporaries: living under domination5. Water and Sanitation happy and successful until then? by the Roman empire, and divided into various competing sects. Jesus’ message: Jesus says, in essence, “If you Jesus says, in essence, “Other people and How did Jesus want to be among those groups – including your own religious respond to the specifically qualified to escape leaders - are leading you farther and crisis? being forever punished for your farther astray. I have been sent by God6. Subsidies and Trade Barrierssins in hell, you must repent of your individual sins and believe that my Father punished me on the cross so He won’t have to punish you in hell. Only if you with this good news – that God loves humanity, even in its lostness and sin. God graciously invites everyone and anyone to question and reject what they have been told and instead follow a new7. Population/Migration believe this will you go to path. Trust me and become my disciple, heaven when everyone else is and you will be transformed, and you will banished to hell.”2 This is the participate in the transformation of the good news. world, which is possible, beginning right now.”3 This is the good news.8. Communicable Diseases 1 Of course, there are many modern western non-religious ontologies and framing stories too, plus Eastern ontologies and framing stories – both religious and irreligious. 2 This reflects a Calvinistic Evangelical protestant version of the message. The popular Roman Catholic version might say, “You must believe in the teachings of the church and follow its9. Education instructions, especially those regarding sacraments.” The popular mainline or liberal Protestant10. Governance and Corruption
    12. 12. Rick Warren’s PEACE Plan1. Promote reconciliation to reduce Conventional View Emerging Viewconflict. The Human Situation: What we find ourselves in? God created the world as perfect, but because our primal is the story that ancestors, Adam and Eve, did not maintain the absolute perfection demanded by God, God has irrevocably determined God created the world as good, but human beings – as individuals, and as groups – have rebelled against God and filled the world with evil and injustice like a terrible disease. God wants to save humanity and heal it from its sickness,2. Equip servant leaders to combat that the entire universe and all it but humanity is hopelessly lost and contains will be destroyed, and confused, like sheep without a shepherd, the souls of all human beings – wandering farther and farther into except for those specifically lostness and danger. Left to themselves, exempted – will be forever human beings will spiral downward in punished for their imperfection sickness and evil. in hell.1corrupt leadership Basic Since everyone is doomed to Since the human race is in such desperate Questions: What hell, Jesus seeks to answer these trouble, Jesus seeks to answer this questions did questions: how can individuals question: what must be done about the Jesus come to be saved from eternal mess we’re in? The mess refers both to answer? punishment in hell and instead the general human condition and its go to heaven after they die? How specific outworking among his can God help individuals be contemporaries: living under domination3. Assist the poor through happy and successful until then? by the Roman empire, and divided into various competing sects. Jesus’ message: Jesus says, in essence, “If you Jesus says, in essence, “Other people and How did Jesus want to be among those groups – including your own religious respond to the specifically qualified to escape leaders - are leading you farther and crisis? being forever punished for your farther astray. I have been sent by God sins in hell, you must repent of with this good news – that God loveshumanitarian aid (poverty) your individual sins and believe humanity, even in its lostness and sin. that my Father punished me on God graciously invites everyone and the cross so He won’t have to anyone to question and reject what they punish you in hell. Only if you have been told and instead follow a new believe this will you go to path. Trust me and become my disciple, heaven when everyone else is and you will be transformed, and you will banished to hell.”2 This is the participate in the transformation of the4. Care for the sick to combat disease good news. world, which is possible, beginning right now.”3 This is the good news. 1 Of course, there are many modern western non-religious ontologies and framing stories too, plus Eastern ontologies and framing stories – both religious and irreligious. 2 This reflects a Calvinistic Evangelical protestant version of the message. The popular Roman Catholic version might say, “You must believe in the teachings of the church and follow its5. Educate the next generation to instructions, especially those regarding sacraments.” The popular mainline or liberal Protestantcombat ignorance
    13. 13. spiritual emptiness corrupt leadership poverty disease ignorance hunger and malnutrition climate change conflicts Financial Instability Water/Sanitation subsidies/trade barriers population/ migration communicable diseases education governance/corruption hunger education gender inequality child mortality maternal health environmental sustainability ethnic conflicts terrorism weapons of mass destruction organized crime networksenergy demands clean water population growth authoritarian regimes
    14. 14. spiritual emptiness corrupt leadership poverty disease ignorance hunger and malnutrition climate change emergenciesconflicts Financial Instability GLOBALWater/Sanitation subsidies/tradebarriers population/ migration FOUR communicable diseases education governance/ corruption hunger education gender inequality child mortality maternal health environmentalsustainability ethnic conflicts terrorism weapons of mass destruction organized crime networks energy demands clean water populationgrowth authoritarian regimes
    15. 15. Compiling and integrating thelists of global emergencies... The Human Conventional View God created the world as perfect, Emerging View God created the world as good, but Situation: What but because our primal human beings – as individuals, and as1. Planet is the story that ancestors, Adam and Eve, did groups – have rebelled against God and we find not maintain the absolute filled the world with evil and injustice ourselves in? perfection demanded by God, like a terrible disease. God wants to save God has irrevocably determined humanity and heal it from its sickness, that the entire universe and all it but humanity is hopelessly lost and contains will be destroyed, and confused, like sheep without a shepherd, the souls of all human beings – wandering farther and farther into except for those specifically lostness and danger. Left to themselves,2. Poverty exempted – will be forever human beings will spiral downward in punished for their imperfection sickness and evil. in hell.1 Basic Since everyone is doomed to Since the human race is in such desperate Questions: What hell, Jesus seeks to answer these trouble, Jesus seeks to answer this questions did questions: how can individuals question: what must be done about the Jesus come to be saved from eternal mess we’re in? The mess refers both to answer? punishment in hell and instead the general human condition and its go to heaven after they die? How specific outworking among his3. Peace can God help individuals be contemporaries: living under domination happy and successful until then? by the Roman empire, and divided into various competing sects. Jesus’ message: Jesus says, in essence, “If you Jesus says, in essence, “Other people and How did Jesus want to be among those groups – including your own religious respond to the specifically qualified to escape leaders - are leading you farther and crisis? being forever punished for your farther astray. I have been sent by God sins in hell, you must repent of with this good news – that God loves4. Religion your individual sins and believe humanity, even in its lostness and sin. that my Father punished me on God graciously invites everyone and the cross so He won’t have to anyone to question and reject what they punish you in hell. Only if you have been told and instead follow a new believe this will you go to path. Trust me and become my disciple, heaven when everyone else is and you will be transformed, and you will banished to hell.”2 This is the participate in the transformation of the good news. world, which is possible, beginning right now.”3 This is the good news. 1 Of course, there are many modern western non-religious ontologies and framing stories too, plus Eastern ontologies and framing stories – both religious and irreligious. 2 This reflects a Calvinistic Evangelical protestant version of the message. The popular Roman Catholic version might say, “You must believe in the teachings of the church and follow its instructions, especially those regarding sacraments.” The popular mainline or liberal Protestant
    16. 16. Societal Machine
    17. 17. What are the “moving parts?” Business Government Family Military Education Media Internet/Communications Science Art/Sport/Entertainment Societal Machine etc. Is there a simpler way of mapping ...
    18. 18. Societal Machine
    19. 19. Machine: acomplex tool Prosperity fashioned to achieve a desire. Societal Machine
    20. 20. Prosperity SecuritySocietal Machine
    21. 21. ProsperityEquity SecuritySocietal Machine
    22. 22. Prosperity Equity Security Societal MachineThe Ecosystem
    23. 23. HeatSolar Energy Prosperity Resources Waste Equity Security Societal Machine The Ecosystem
    24. 24. HeatSolar Energy The Ecosystem
    25. 25. HeatSolar EnergyThe Ecosystem
    26. 26. Heat Solar Energy Prosperity Resources Waste Equity Security Societal Machine The EcosystemCrisis 1. A Prosperity System that can’t stop growing beyondenvironmental limits, resulting in multi-faceted environmentalcrises. (The crisis of the planet.)
    27. 27. Heat Solar Energy ProsperityResources Waste Equity Security Societal Machine The Ecosystem
    28. 28. Heat Solar Energy Prosperity Waste Resources Equity Security Societal Machine2. An Equity System that can’t keep pace with the growinggap between the rich minority and the poor majority,resulting in suffering, resentment, and fear. (The crisis ofpoverty.)
    29. 29. Heat Solar Energy Prosperity WasteResources Equity Security Societal Machine The Ecosystem
    30. 30. Heat Solar Energy Prosperity Waste Resources Equity Security Societal Machine3. A Security System that arms rich and poor with more andmore catastrophic weapons, resulting in vicious cycles ofcrime, mass migration, terrorism and anti-terrorism. (Thecrisis of peace.)
    31. 31. HeatSolar Energy Prosperity Resources Waste Equity Security Societal Machine The Ecosystem
    32. 32. HeatSolar Energy Prosperity Resources Waste Equity Security Societal Machine The Ecosystem Framing Story
    33. 33. Heat Solar Energy Prosperity Resources Waste Equity Security Societal Machine4. The Failure of the World’sReligions to provide a framing storycapable of healing the societal Framing Storymachine - i.e. Good News. (Thecrisis of purpose.)
    34. 34. Instead, our world religions canusually be found in support of existingframing stories of …
    35. 35. Instead, our world religions canusually be found in support of existingframing stories of … Domination
    36. 36. Instead, our world religions canusually be found in support of existingframing stories of … Domination Revolution
    37. 37. Instead, our world religions canusually be found in support of existingframing stories of … Domination Revolution Purification/Scapegoating
    38. 38. Instead, our world religions canusually be found in support of existingframing stories of … Domination Revolution Purification/Scapegoating Isolation
    39. 39. Instead, our world religions canusually be found in support of existingframing stories of … Domination Revolution Purification/Scapegoating Isolation Accumulation
    40. 40. Instead, our world religions canusually be found in support of existingframing stories of … Domination Revolution Purification/Scapegoating Isolation Accumulation Victimization
    41. 41. Instead, our world religions canusually be found in support of existingframing stories of … Domination Revolution Purification/Scapegoating Isolation Accumulation Victimization This is remarkably similar to the religious situation in Jesus’ day.
    42. 42. Domination - Sadducees, Herodians, Romans
    43. 43. Domination - Sadducees, Herodians, RomansRevolution - Zealots
    44. 44. Domination - Sadducees, Herodians, RomansRevolution - ZealotsPurification (Scapegoating) - Pharisees
    45. 45. Domination - Sadducees, Herodians, RomansRevolution - ZealotsPurification (Scapegoating) - PhariseesIsolation - Essenes
    46. 46. Domination - Sadducees, Herodians, RomansRevolution - ZealotsPurification (Scapegoating) - PhariseesIsolation - EssenesAccumulation - Wealthy Judeans
    47. 47. Domination - Sadducees, Herodians, RomansRevolution - ZealotsPurification (Scapegoating) - PhariseesIsolation - EssenesAccumulation - Wealthy JudeansVictimization - Poor Galileans, sinners, lepers, outcasts
    48. 48. Domination - Sadducees, Herodians, RomansRevolution - ZealotsPurification (Scapegoating) - PhariseesIsolation - EssenesAccumulation - Wealthy JudeansVictimization - Poor Galileans, sinners, lepers, outcasts Jesus proclaimed a radically different framing story … Good news of the Kingdom of God.
    49. 49. Jesus proclaimed a radically different framing story … Good news of the Kingdom of God.Good news - announcement of a newregime, administration, victory.Kingdom - reigning, relationships,values, laws, customs: the unified wholeGod - which one?
    50. 50. The kingdom of Whom? …A God who forgives …A God who includes …A God who notices …A God who serves …A nonviolent God who reconciles …A God who heals …A God who transcends boundaries …A God who sides with the poor …A God who is present …A God bigger than organized religion …
    51. 51. Many people assume “kingdom of God” means “going to heaven when you die.” But the Lord’s prayer doesn’t say ... May we come to your kingdom when we die. May we all go to heaven where, unlike earth, your will is done.
    52. 52. It teaches us to pray ... Your kingdom come.Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
    53. 53. Jesus proclaimed a radically different framing story … Good news of the Kingdom of God.
    54. 54. Jesus proclaimed a radically different framing story … Good news of the Kingdom of God.Instead of ...
    55. 55. Jesus proclaimed a radically different framing story … Good news of the Kingdom of God.Instead of ...Domination - Service & Love
    56. 56. Jesus proclaimed a radically different framing story … Good news of the Kingdom of God.Instead of ...Domination - Service & LoveRevolution - Forgiveness & Reconciliation
    57. 57. Jesus proclaimed a radically different framing story … Good news of the Kingdom of God.Instead of ...Domination - Service & LoveRevolution - Forgiveness & ReconciliationPurification (Scapegoating) - Embrace & inclusion
    58. 58. Jesus proclaimed a radically different framing story … Good news of the Kingdom of God.Instead of ...Domination - Service & LoveRevolution - Forgiveness & ReconciliationPurification (Scapegoating) - Embrace & inclusionIsolation - Incarnation & Healing
    59. 59. Jesus proclaimed a radically different framing story … Good news of the Kingdom of God.Instead of ...Domination - Service & LoveRevolution - Forgiveness & ReconciliationPurification (Scapegoating) - Embrace & inclusionIsolation - Incarnation & HealingAccumulation - Self-giving & sacrifice
    60. 60. Jesus proclaimed a radically different framing story … Good news of the Kingdom of God.Instead of ...Domination - Service & LoveRevolution - Forgiveness & ReconciliationPurification (Scapegoating) - Embrace & inclusionIsolation - Incarnation & HealingAccumulation - Self-giving & sacrificeVictimization - Empowerment & Mission
    61. 61. Jesus proclaimed a radically different framing story … Good news of the Kingdom of God.
    62. 62. Jesus proclaimed a radically different framing story … Good news of the Kingdom of God.PLANET - through love of neighbor as self, pursuit ofcommon good, learning from birds & flowers
    63. 63. Jesus proclaimed a radically different framing story … Good news of the Kingdom of God.PLANET - through love of neighbor as self, pursuit ofcommon good, learning from birds & flowersPOVERTY - through concern for the least of these,seeking justice for all
    64. 64. Jesus proclaimed a radically different framing story … Good news of the Kingdom of God.PLANET - through love of neighbor as self, pursuit ofcommon good, learning from birds & flowersPOVERTY - through concern for the least of these,seeking justice for allPEACE - through forgiveness and reconciliation,turning other cheek, walking second mile
    65. 65. Jesus proclaimed a radically different framing story … Good news of the Kingdom of God.PLANET - through love of neighbor as self, pursuit ofcommon good, learning from birds & flowersPOVERTY - through concern for the least of these,seeking justice for allPEACE - through forgiveness and reconciliation,turning other cheek, walking second mileSPIRITUALITY - through loving God “in spirit andtruth,” with all one’s heart, soul, mind, strength -linked with love of neighbor, outsider, and enemy.
    66. 66. 4 Emergencies:Planetary crisis The Human Situation: What we find Conventional View God created the world as perfect, but because our primal is the story that ancestors, Adam and Eve, did not maintain the absolute Emerging View God created the world as good, but human beings – as individuals, and as groups – have rebelled against God and filled the world with evil and injustice ourselves in? perfection demanded by God, like a terrible disease. God wants to save God has irrevocably determined humanity and heal it from its sickness, that the entire universe and all it but humanity is hopelessly lost and contains will be destroyed, and confused, like sheep without a shepherd,Poverty crisis the souls of all human beings – wandering farther and farther into except for those specifically lostness and danger. Left to themselves, exempted – will be forever human beings will spiral downward in punished for their imperfection sickness and evil. in hell.1 Basic Since everyone is doomed to Since the human race is in such desperate Questions: What hell, Jesus seeks to answer these trouble, Jesus seeks to answer this questions did questions: how can individuals question: what must be done about the Jesus come to be saved from eternal mess we’re in? The mess refers both to answer? punishment in hell and instead the general human condition and itsPeace-making crisis go to heaven after they die? How specific outworking among his can God help individuals be contemporaries: living under domination happy and successful until then? by the Roman empire, and divided into various competing sects. Jesus’ message: Jesus says, in essence, “If you Jesus says, in essence, “Other people and How did Jesus want to be among those groups – including your own religious respond to the specifically qualified to escape leaders - are leading you farther and crisis? being forever punished for your farther astray. I have been sent by God sins in hell, you must repent of with this good news – that God loves your individual sins and believe humanity, even in its lostness and sin. that my Father punished me on God graciously invites everyone and Religious/Spiritual crisis the cross so He won’t have to anyone to question and reject what they punish you in hell. Only if you have been told and instead follow a new believe this will you go to path. Trust me and become my disciple, heaven when everyone else is and you will be transformed, and you will banished to hell.”2 This is the participate in the transformation of the good news. world, which is possible, beginning right now.”3 This is the good news. 1 Of course, there are many modern western non-religious ontologies and framing stories too, plus Eastern ontologies and framing stories – both religious and irreligious.NEEDED: A fresh, radical, 2 This reflects a Calvinistic Evangelical protestant version of the message. The popular Roman Catholic version might say, “You must believe in the teachings of the church and follow its instructions, especially those regarding sacraments.” The popular mainline or liberal Protestanttransformative response ...
    67. 67. Ivan Illich (Austrian former priest, philosopher, social critic, 1926-2002)
    68. 68. Neither [violent] revolution nor[political] reformation can ultimatelychange a society, rather you must tella new powerful tale, one sopersuasive that it sweeps away theold myths and becomes the preferredstory …
    69. 69. … one so inclusive that it gathers all thebits of our past and our present into acoherent whole, one that even shinessome light into the future so that we cantake the next step…. If you want tochange a society, then you have to tell analternative story.
    70. 70. … one so inclusive that it gathers all thebits of our past and our present into acoherent whole, one that even shinessome light into the future so that we cantake the next step…. If you want tochange a society, then you have to tell analternative story.
    71. 71. … one so inclusive that it gathers all thebits of our past and our present into acoherent whole, one that even shinessome light into the future so that we cantake the next step…. If you want tochange a society, then you have to tell analternative story. - attributed to Ivan Illich (Austrian former priest, philosopher, social critic, 1926-2002)
    72. 72. HeatSolar Energy Prosperity Resources Waste Equity Security Societal Machine The Ecosystem Good News of the Kingdom of God
    73. 73. Conventional View Emerging ViewThe Human God created the world as perfect, God created the world as good, butSituation: What but because our primal human beings – as individuals, and asis the story that ancestors, Adam and Eve, did groups – have rebelled against God andwe find not maintain the absolute filled the world with evil and injusticeourselves in? perfection demanded by God, like a terrible disease. God wants to save God has irrevocably determined humanity and heal it from its sickness, that the entire universe and all it but humanity is hopelessly lost and contains will be destroyed, and confused, like sheep without a shepherd, the souls of all human beings – wandering farther and farther into except for those specifically lostness and danger. Left to themselves, exempted – will be forever human beings will spiral downward in punished for their imperfection sickness and evil. in hell.1Basic Since everyone is doomed to Since the human race is in such desperateQuestions: What hell, Jesus seeks to answer these trouble, Jesus seeks to answer thisquestions did questions: how can individuals question: what must be done about theJesus come to be saved from eternal mess we’re in? The mess refers both toanswer? punishment in hell and instead the general human condition and its go to heaven after they die? How specific outworking among his can God help individuals be contemporaries: living under domination happy and successful until then? by the Roman empire, and divided into various competing sects.Jesus’ message: Jesus says, in essence, “If you Jesus says, in essence, “Other people andHow did Jesus want to be among those groups – including your own religiousrespond to the specifically qualified to escape leaders - are leading you farther andcrisis? being forever punished for your farther astray. I have been sent by God sins in hell, you must repent of with this good news – that God loves your individual sins and believe humanity, even in its lostness and sin. that my Father punished me on God graciously invites everyone and the cross so He won’t have to anyone to question and reject what they punish you in hell. Only if you have been told and instead follow a new believe this will you go to path. Trust me and become my disciple, heaven when everyone else is and you will be transformed, and you will banished to hell.”2 This is the participate in the transformation of the good news. world, which is possible, beginning right now.”3 This is the good news.1 Of course, there are many modern western non-religious ontologies and framing stories too,plus Eastern ontologies and framing stories – both religious and irreligious.2 This reflects a Calvinistic Evangelical protestant version of the message. The popular RomanCatholic version might say, “You must believe in the teachings of the church and follow itsinstructions, especially those regarding sacraments.” The popular mainline or liberal Protestant
    74. 74. There are many reasons tocompare our churches to anold male tortoise …
    75. 75. There are many reasons tocompare our churches to an oldmale tortoise … Slow-moving … isolated … Ancient-looking withdrawn in its shell … won’t stick its neck out
    76. 76. There aremanyreasons tocompare thechanges inour world to atsunami …
    77. 77. There are many reasons to compare the emerging globalculture to an orphaned hippo … Orphaned by religion … science … government … the economy … technology … consumerism… “progress”…
    78. 78. -formation?What could happen in our world if we turned back outward toward our neighbors - with good news, hope, gentleness, and respect?
    79. 79. Our Father, above us and all around us … May your unspeakable Name be revered.Here on earth may your commonwealth come.On earth, as in heaven, may your will be done.
    80. 80. Give us today our bread for today. Forgive us our wrongs as we forgive.Lead us away from the perilous trial;liberate us from the evil.
    81. 81. For the kingdom is yours and yours alone,the power is yours and yours alone, and the glory is yours and yours alone, Now and forever. Amen.
    82. 82. Al-le-lu-iaAl-le-lu-iaAl-le-lu-ia Amen
    83. 83. TextFaith Beyond Fundamentalism & Anti-Fundamentalism: where do we go from here?
    84. 84. Faith Beyond Conformity & Complacency: Rediscovering mission Text

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