Saturday, September 4, 2010

Back to the lab again

I am creating a project that will not only allow me, but force me to engage our livingstones community forum for my senior project at VDS this semester. I'm excited about this endeavor, and I hope that many of you will be able to join me here in this medium to offer critic, personal commentaries, resource suggestions, etc. In this project, I want to deal with the themes of contemplation, epistemology, and social action. These topics are very dear to me, as I know they are with all of you. My ideas are currently in the initial phase of being defined. I'm working this morning on my first presentation to my seminar group for next week. I hope you will help me walk this task and as we do may we find opportunities to grow in our own journeys!

Some of you may know that I had a brief background in chemical engineering before I became a bible college student. I've shared with Rickey several times the paradox of my life that loves certainty and now craves mystery. Bridging these two paradigms in my life continues to be a work in creative synthetic design. I hope to flesh out this hybrid entanglement and in so doing, learn how my narrative can contribute to the larger narrative of the church. I'm eager to touch base with some technology, science and theology and see where this goes!

Blessings,
Mark

6 comments:

living stones said...

Mark, this is definitely exciting. I look forward to seeing how it develops and to being part of the community interaction as it does. I continue to believe there's something meaningful and worthwhile in our experiment with online community. I am hoping we will gradually develop some consistency in our "practice" of it. I am times confused with our present level. So I am very eager to see your project impacts and helps us. I'm grateful for you!
--Rickey

living stones said...

Mark, I am always intrigued with the idea of making concrete connections with spirituality. I am right there with you when you write about "...the paradox of my life that loves certainty and now craves mystery." I am looking forward to learning a lot as your project unfolds. Thanks for the invitation "to grow in our journeys!" Blessings, Anna

Paul Corrigan said...

This sounds interesting and meaningful--though somewhat cryptic. I like all of the things you mention: science, contemplation, our community, social action, and so forth. I'm looking forward to seeing the details of your project. And I'm more than willing to pitch in with the things you say you'll need from us.

Bill Lewis said...

Mark,
It will be delighful to journey along with you as you meld the linear with the mysterious. A book title immediately came to mind when reading your post - "the God of Intimacy and Action" by Tony Campolo and Mary Albert Darling. Regardless of whether the book actually resonates with you, the title seems to speak to where you are - merging the transcendant with the incarnational.

Bill

Mark Wills said...
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Mark Wills said...

Thank you all for your comments. I'm hoping to have some more thoughts together soon! After seminar on Tuesday of next week, I think I'll have a little better direction as to where I am going. I'll share some of my work with you through google docs or dropbox (as well as clips here too!).

Thanks again,
Mark

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