god is everywhere present & always at risk
“The heart of a faith for the 21st century,
I am convinced,
is suggested by the 7th Principle…
Hidden in this apparently uncomplicated, uncontroversial, innocuous statement
is a radical theological position.
The 7th Principle calls us to reverence before the world,
not some future world,
but this miraculous world of our everyday experience.
It challenges us to understand the world
as reflexive and relational
rather than hierarchical.
It bespeaks a world in which neither god nor humanity is at the center;
in which the center is the void,
the ever fecund matrix out of which being emerges…
It calls us to trust the process,
the creative, evolving, renewing, redeeming process
which brings us into being,
which sustains us in being,
and which transforms our being.
It offers a vision of a world in which the holy,
the sacred is incarnated in every moment,
in every aspect of being,
a world in which God is always fully present,
and in which God is always fully at risk.”
--the Rev. Prof. David Bumbaugh