Einstein, Jesus and Us – Ian Harris and Richard Randerson

12:30 pm
13:15 pm
Unity Books
57 Willis Street
Wellington
Come and hear Ian Harris discuss with Bishop Richard Randerson some of the themes covered in Ian’s new book Hand in Hand: Blending secular and sacred to enlarge the human spirit, which continues his exploration of religion in the modern secular world. About Hand in Hand: Scrape away the barnacles, re-examine the origins of Christian faith, take full account of modern knowledge and experience, open your mind to new possibilities, rethink what faith can mean in this new millennium – that’s the plea Ian Harris makes in this challenge to reset faith within today’s secular frame. Ian Harris’s New World New God showed how this reset can bring to light new interpretations for God, Jesus, the Bible and the great Christian festivals. Hand in Hand goes back a step to show why such a reset is necessary. Harris sees the secular not as hostile to faith, but as the neutral setting for religion in the modern world. He debunks the view that science is its polar opposite, and urges the churches to embrace the new reality as a positive for Christian understanding and for life. “A powerful book that will speak to all those exploring faith and spirituality, and a challenge to the churches to look beyond ecclesiastical walls.” — Bishop Richard Randerson