Part I: Almighty? No Way! Embracing the God You Already Love Revisiting Biblical and Rabbinic understandings of God as loving, dynamic, and relational. What if God can’t break the rules? What if God wants us to choose freely?
Part II: Renewing the Process of Creation: Integrating Science and Religion An exploration of creation in the light of science that allows us to articulate a deeper sense of space and time and the wonders of being alive, as stewards and partners in creation.
PartIII: And on That Day: Revelation & Redemption in Process Theology How do we distill the divine into words, how does the Universe speak through people? An exploration of what Torah can mean when we accept our role in verbalizing the Oneness of the universe into stories and instruction and redemption.
1.What is Process Philosophy and How do You Practice It? - LINK 2.Open Horizons – God Almighty, No Way - LINK 3.Everyone is Someone’s Jacob: What I’ve Learned From My Autistic Son - LINK 4.Jacob Artson, LA Teen With Autism, Communicates Through Typing (PHOTOS) - LINK Follow up Reading:
1.Thomas Jay Oord - What is Process Theology - LINK
2.Relevant articles by Rabbi Artson - scroll down for downloads a.Ever Dying, Never Dead – That’s Life b.CLAY in the Potter’s Hands: Human Evolution in a Self-Creating World c.To Dust You Shall Return: Our Alienation from Death and the World d.Revisiting Creation, Natural Events, and Their Emergent Patterns e.Vibrating over the Face of the Deep: God’s Creating, and Ours
3.Some key words/concepts from session 2: a.Proto-mindfulness b.Primate Bigotry c.Dominant Metaphysics d.Emergence Nature e.Epi-phenomenal f.Matter as “Ert” not “Inert” g.Super, Natural h.Ichabod Clancy
Some key words/concepts from session 3: a.Sinai is not a moment, it’s a process b.God didn’t give the Torah to us, God gives the Torah through us c.Torah is ours and God’s d. The pesukim in the Torah are the frame that hold wisdom underneath e.Revelation is either ongoing or God is dead f.The Talmud has 50,000 disputes, but only 50 are resolved g.Jewish law is always developing h.The Bible is the beginning of our conversation with God i.Move to Cosmos and away from Chaos