Amidst growing questions about human personhood, The Abbey 2016 explored the Christian vision of being a human being ‘fully alive’, addressing the richness of our being embodied creatures in light of particular challenges to that way of living in the 21st century – challenges as ‘simple’ as how we live with technology, and what we eat.
Abbey Summer School 2016 Video
Today we travel subliminal walkways
through the stone history of Edinburgh.
Releasing stress from two great talk days,
now we journey off piste. First, Matt
shares a four-faced blessing at Steadfast
Gate. We follow, follow the path
as it folds us gently into the past,
leading upstream to St Bernard’s Well.
Across the Water of Leith the Colony,
artisan houses, built, inspired
by Begg and Chalmers’ testimony.
We emerge in the Village of Dean,
find Gallery Two, the scene
set for the Lord’s green table,
al fresco, where we are able
to cock a contemporary snook
at the militant atheist hook,
“There will be no miracles here.”
Such artwork seems austere
and even dramatically odd
in the light of the presence of God.