On February 10, 2013, I had the privilege of being one of two guests for first episode of the Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith series on Darkwood Brew — an internet television show. The other guest for that episode was Grace Wolf-Chase, an astronomer at Adler Planetarium and the University of Chicago.
During the interview I referred to certain authors, books and ideas. For those who would like to read more about them, here are some resources:
John Polkinghorne is a physicist and theologian who has written extensively on issues of faith and science. One of the best introductions to his thought is Quarks, Chaos and Christianity. Two of my favorite books by him are Science and Creation, and Science and Providence.
Abraham Joshua Heschel was a Jewish theologian and philosopher. He had the richest and most developed theological understanding of awe of anyone I have read. He wrote many excellent books, but I most strongly recommend God in Search of Man.
Michael Yaconelli was an author, pastor and leader in youth ministry. His short book Dangerous Wonder is a great read.
Philip Hefner is a theologian and retired director of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science. In his book The Human Factor, he makes a strong case for understanding human beings as God’s created co-creators within a world of becoming.
I spoke of jazz as a powerful image for understanding creation, and how God involves us in the ongoing process of this world become the world of God’s dreams. Two excellent resources for exploring this idea further are God, Creation and All That Jazz by Ann Pederson, and The Music of Creation, by Arthur Peacocke and Ann Pederson.