Contemporary Creed (revised edition)
Reasonable Pathways through the Problems of Christian Beliefs and Ethics
Unlike Richard Dawkins, the Contemporary Creed (revised edition) sees no conflict between evolution and God, faith and modern science.
Unlike Richard Dawkins, the Contemporary Creed (revised edition) sees no conflict between evolution and God, faith and modern science. But what sort of God creates a violent universe with a Big Bang almost 14 billion years ago and appears to do little or nothing to prevent built-in suffering and natural disasters like earthquakes, famines, disabled children and cancers? The Christian God leaves a lot unexplained. Some writers give superficial answers whereas Morris, who helps care for his own handicapped grandson, gets to the root of difficulties and succeeds in finding credible pathways through sixty problems of Christian beliefs and ethics.
He writes for believers and unbelievers: for Christians like himself who admit their doubts, and for atheists and agnostics interested in big questions. His unusual format of 90% prose and 10% original poetry is entertaining, and the style straightforward everyday language, offering conclusions that are often open-ended, undogmatic. His systematic theology becomes a brief A-Z that may be read in any order for individual Bible study, or by house groups that want a provocative structure for lively discussion.
A. J. Russell
365 messages of encouragement channelled from Christ to two anonymous "Listeners"
"Contemplation..is the highest form of prayer...without the act of listening words remain mere verbiage. A gem of a book." Watkins Bookshop Recommendation
Adrian B. Smith
God and evolution, God and suffering - a search for Darwins God.
An ABC of Christianity and its message
Don't blame legendary Adam (or Dawkins)! Suffering is unavoidable in God's best possible, free world, where evolution's gains outweigh losses.
The Christian Church in the west is in rapid and serious decline. â€œDry Bones can liveâ€ proposes a dynamic remedy.
Natural disasters and human suffering imply the universe is flawed. However, combining scientific and religious explanations produces a remarkable conclusion.