Sheridan Voysey

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    about 21 hours ago
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Seeing God in the Everyday

Update March 2012: The book project mentioned in this video has been put on hold while another takes priority. It is not, however, forgotten. Enjoy the video as a taster until the book is complete.

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I am in the middle of a new book project, tentatively titled More Than This: Searching for God in a Secular Age. If you missed Part 1 of my introduction to the book, please take a quick look now. In it I explain the premise of the book, explore the 4 Human Longings that form its first chapters, and extend an invitation to you to be part of the writing team (with 60 prizes in store!).

Here, as promised, is Part 2.

Glimpsing the Face of God

It is generally understood that if there is a God, this God is a Spirit and therefore invisible to the human eye. In this 8 minute video with Simon Smart from the Centre for Public Christianity I suggest, however, that we can still catch a glimpse of this God in everyday experiences. Part 2 of More Than This will explore how beauty, goodness, reason and love could actually be reflections of God in the world.

Simon asks me some good questions in the above video about this:

  • Plenty of people experience things like beauty, goodness and love yet never think of the divine. What’s going on there?
  • How can we ‘see’ God in beauty?
  • What do we then make of ugliness?
  • How do acts of human goodness and altruism give us a glimpse of God? (More on that topic here.)
  • When have you personally experienced God through other people?
  • What does the human experience of love suggest about God?

This is just a taste of what I’ll be exploring in More Than This. Personally speaking, these discoveries have marked a turning point in my own spiritual life.

I look forward to your feedback. And please pass this on to anyone you think might benefit from the ideas.

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Q: How have you ’seen’ God at work in your life? Could experiences of beauty, goodness, reason (or truth) and love really reflect him?

About Sheridan Voysey

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  • Anonymous

    Being a animal lover, in particular horses, I see Gods handy work and most definately his beauty reflected in them and I see it as divine.  I just plain love watching them.  I found this in a book I recently read, that reminds me of the beauty we see and where ultimately it comes from. “Every time you feel in God’s creatures something pleasing and attractive, do not let your attention be arrested by them alone, but, passing them by, transfer your thoughts to God and say: “O my God, if your creations are so full of beauty, delight and joy, how infinitely more full of beauty, delight and joy are you yourself, Creator of all”  Thanks Sheridan for the oppourtunity of being part of the process. Liz Pryke

    • http://sheridanvoysey.com Sheridan Voysey

      Great thoughts Liz. I heartily concur!