Shuck and Jive

Friday, August 15, 2008

I Am the Center of the Universe (and You Can Too!)

I am one of the contributors to the revamped Presbyterian Bloggers site. I post on Wednesdays. Here are my first three posts. My thing is to scout out PCUSA congregations and ministries that are having fun. Pretty simple. I am looking for Presbys who are having a good time and perhaps even doing some good while having it.

If your congregation, campus ministry or whatever has done something fun, let me know! You may be featured next!

Many other great contributors are participating. An on-line book discussion has begun. I have also been asked to host a discussion of this book:

For October we will discuss The View from the Center of Universe: Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos.

I met the authors at the Creation Spirituality conference. They are smart, fun, excited about cosmology, and hopeful that excitement about the universe and our place in it could lead to a change in the way we live.
Read about that here.

From Scientific American:

In this thoughtful and original book, a husband-and-wife team presents a science-based cosmology aimed at allowing us to understand the universe as a whole and our place in it. "Most of us have grown up thinking that there is no basis for our feeling central or even important to the cosmos," they write. "But with the new evidence it turns out that this perspective is nothing but a prejudice. There is no geographic center to an expanding universe, but we are central in several unexpected ways that derive directly from physics and cosmology." Primack is professor of cosmology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an originator of the theory of cold dark matter; Abrams is a lawyer and a writer.
You can go to their website to learn more about it. So, pick up the book, or if you have already read it, join us for the on-line discussion in October on Presbyterian Bloggers!

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