Anxiety, Reaction, Faith

ORDINARY LIFE - Thoughts and Ideas to Help You Live a Happier Life

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Summary for January 21, 2018

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Dear Folks -

In the talk I offered this week in Ordinary Life, I took another step into the territory I want to explore in the weeks and months ahead: “Living Between ‘The No-Longer’ And ‘The Not-Yet.’”

No matter whether you consider yourself a “religious believer” or not, if you have grown up and lived in Western culture, you have been shaped and/or affected by the prevailing religious beliefs of the culture. Sometimes these beliefs operate “under the radar” and sometimes not. How did they develop? What caused humans to come to think of a god who lived somewhere in the sky, who dispensed blessings or curses on the human race? The short answer to this is fear. More specifically, the fear of death. What has happened in the last century to shape what is referred to as “evangelical Christianity” in the way it has been shaped?

In an effort to answer those questions this talk introduces you to three key people: Ernest Becker, Cyrus Scofield and James Ussher.

That is a very brief summary of the talk I offered - Anxiety, Reaction and Faith - this week in Ordinary Life.

You can read or download the text from which I spoke, view the presentation slides and listen to the audio of the talk using the links below.

If you are reading this, I want you to know how grateful I am for and to you.

Be well and much love,

Bill Kerley

To read or download the text of the talk, click here.

To view or download the presentation slides, click here.

To listen to the audio version of the talk, use the link below.