Live from San Francisco: Association of Baha’i Studies Conference

Live from San Francisco: Association of Baha’i Studies Conference

Lisa M. Ortuno

Coming to you live from the Conference.

“When you’re trying to figure out what you believe, just ask yourself why other people believe it.” — Dale McGowan PhD in Parenting Beyond Belief

This was the kickoff for Lisa Ortuno’s talk on Evolutionary Christianity and Biologos and the way in which the Christian faith community is grappling with the relationship between their own faith and science.

What’s the Baha’i investment in this? It’s our “task”, if you will, to try to correlate the teachings of our faith to … well, to life. Lisa’s special area of expertise is biology. Her talk then, obviously, is about evolution.

She quotes Abdu’l-Baha: “Consider the world of created beings, how varied and diverse they are in species. Yet with one sole origin.” (Paris Talks p. 62)

How does that square with the idea—also expounded by Abdu’l-Baha—that man was always potentially man? Thereby hangs a tale.

Stay tuned: News at 11.

We hope to bring you the full text of her presentation SOON.

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