God, Creation, & Restoring the Balance

WGS - Kelly's B-day PartyScholastic Papers by William G. Swanson

Scholastic papers were written for his coursework T1990: God and Creation with Professor Kwok at Episcopal Divinity School.

The object of Swanson’s paper The Big Burp Theory of Gardening in the Creative’s Stomach as he aptly states, ” is to present the Big Burp Theory as seen from the view of the Anglican Diver’s Mask. When we dialog with life as a living web of life on planet earth, sharing our relationship with Our Maker, we all, as living beings in a species and amongst species, work in dialog to make it right whether it be an oil spill or natural disaster. I hope we will take the path together, passing the outdated self-absorbedness or guilt-based drive, that is stuck in an invasiveness mode for our species or also denial of our roles past, present, and future.

In his paper Feast of Saint Basil, an Agape Feast of Love, and Trinity Sunday . Three services are reviewed. One is a Eucharist for The Feast of St. Basil, in essence, a Book of Common Prayer, Rite II Eucharist. The second is a Liturgy for the Love Feast, Agape where the community gathers for a meal within a service. The third is a Church of England, New Patterns Eucharist, using the Episcopal lectionary. The first and third are Eucharists and the second is an early Christian common meal in a prayerful context.


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