July 6, 2014 NEW VIDOES FROM MICHAEL DOWD
1. GOD IN BIG HISTORY (Dowd) — a 5-part video discussion series designed mostly for church study groups: http://thegreatstory.org/god-in-big-history.html
Given the nature of human meaning-making, there is no single way to interpret Big History. Each religious and philosophical tradition will, no doubt, have a different way to interpret Big History that they (and perhaps only they) find inspiring.
What I’m offering here is but one way to interpret God-talk and religion in light of Big History. I refer to it as the path of “factual faith,” “sacred realism,” or “religious naturalism”. I do, however, maintain that this interpretation conforms to the evidence.
This is a beta version. I welcome feedback and suggestions for improvement throughout July and August. I’ll then be incorporating changes into a final version that will become available (for free) on YouTube for church study groups.
2. VIDEO: “Rocky Mountain Trees in Climate Peril” (Barlow) — This is the episode 5 in Connie’s multi-part videoblog series on climate impacts in American forests. This episode is the one we most highly recommend to those not yet familiar with the series because (a) it was filmed before a live audience in Durango Colorado last month (and also featured in the Durango Herald newspaper, here, and (b) no forests in the country are feeling the effects of climate change more powerfully than the Rocky Mountain states. Go directly to this hour-long video on youtube: http://youtu.be/H1_usZ9E3d8
3. WHAT’S NEW on The Great Story website: http://thegreatstory.org/new.html