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John: A 12-Week Study by Justin Buzzard

“...this collection explores phenomena at the crossroads of science and religion, such as the nonlocal mind, conscious evolution, and quantum consciousness, and offers strategies to promote the fusion of science and spirituality and develop a planetary consciousness.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433534522
Publisher: Crossway
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Series: Knowing the Bible Series
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 808,678
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Justin Buzzard (MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary) is the founder and lead pastor of Garden City Church in Silicon Valley. Justin writes regularly at, speaks widely at conferences nationwide, and is part of the Acts 29 Church Planting Network. He is the author of many books, including Why Cities Matter. He lives in Silicon Valley with his wife, Taylor, and their three sons.

J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic best-seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.

Lane T. Dennis is president and publisher of Crossway Books and Good News Tracts. Dr. Dennis earned his BS in business from Northern Illinois University, an MDiv from McCormick Theological Seminary, and a PhD in religion from Northwestern University. Before joining Good News Publishers in 1974, he served as a pastor in campus ministry at the University of Michigan (Sault Ste. Marie) and as the Managing Director of Verlag Grosse Freude in Switzerland. He is the author and/or editor of three books, including the Gold Medallion-award-winning book Letters of Francis A. Schaeffer, and he is the former Chairman of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Dr. Dennis serves as the Chairman of the ESV (English Standard Version) Bible Translation Oversight Committee and as the Executive Editor of the ESV Study Bible. Lane and his wife, Ebeth, live in Wheaton, Illinois.

Dane C. Ortlund (PhD, Wheaton College) is the executive vice president of Bible publishing and Bible publisher at Crossway. He serves as an editor for the Knowing the Bible series and the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series, and is the author of several books, including Edwards on the Christian Life. He lives with his wife, Stacey, and their five children in Wheaton, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Series Preface J. I. Packer Lane T. Dennis 6

Week 1 Overview 7

Week 2 Prologue: The Incarnate Word (John 1:1-18) 11

Week 3 John the Baptist and the Start of Jesus' Ministry (John 1:19-2:11) 19

Week 4 Jesus' Expanding Ministry (John 2:12-4:54) 27

Week 5 More Signs amid Mounting Jewish Opposition (John 5:1-10:42) 35

Week 6 The Final Passover: The Ultimate Sign (John 11:1-12:19) 43

Week 7 The Messiah's Death at Hand (John 12:20-50) 51

Week 8 Jesus' Final Teaching and Prayer (John 13:1-17:26) 59

Week 9 Jesus' Arrest, Trial, Death, and Burial (John 18:1-19:42) 67

Week 10 Jesus' Resurrection and Appearances (John 20:1-29) 75

Week 11 Purpose Statement and Epilogue (John 20:30-21:25) 83

Week 12 Summary and Conclusion 91

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From the Publisher

Foreword by Deepak Chopra

Introduction: The Alliance of Science and Spirituality at a Time of Crisis and Transformation

Round One
The Shared Essence of Science and Spirituality

Introduction to Round One
1 Consciousness and the End of the War between Science and Religion
Deepak Chopra

2 J’Accuse: Fuzzy Science and Sloppy Journalists
Rustum Roy

3 Spirituality and the Meaning of Mysticism for Our Time
Jean Houston

4 Extended Awareness
Michael Beckwith

Round Two
A “Rational” Look at Spirituality

Introduction to Round Two
5 The Real Issue
Swami Kriyananda

6 Our Connection to Nature
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

7 Quantum Consciousness: The Way to Reconcile Science and Spirituality
Kingsley L. Dennis

8 Designing a Multiperson Planetary Consciousness
Shinichi Takemura

Round Three
Searching for the Meeting Ground

Introduction to Round Three

9 Science and Spirituality: Observations from Modern Consciousness Research
Stanislav Grof

10 Spirituality, Healing, and Science
Larry Dossey

11 Conscious Evolution as a Context for the Integration of Science and Spirituality
Barbara Marx Hubbard

12 Retrieving the Hidden Rays of Light: A Global Partnership Is Emerging
Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp

Round Four
Stepping-Stones toward Unification

Introduction to Round Four

13 Three Strategies to Promote the Fusion of Science and Spirituality
Hiroshi Tasaka

14 Finding the Holy of Holies: Sticky Particles and the Ground of All Being
James O’Dea

15 Geoesthetics: The Spiritualization of Art and Science in the Noosphere
José Argüelles

16 Passionate Curiosity: The Stance of the Scientist, the Seeker, and the Journalist
Alison Rose Levy

Round Five
The Nature of Mind and Consciousness

Introduction to Round Five

17 Consciousness: The Bridge between Science and Spirit
Peter Russell

18 The Direct-Intuitive-Nonlocal Mind: Another Foundation for Knowledge?
Ede Frecska

19 The Real Secret of How We Create Our Own Reality
Amit Goswami

20 Reclaiming Science and Spirituality from the Ego
Beth Green

Round Six
Crisis and Spirituality

Introduction to Round Six

21 A Path Forward: Embracing Our Creative Imagination
Marilyn Mandala Schlitz

22 Entropy, Negentropy, and Our Moral Imagination
James O’Dea

23 Guiding Our Inner Evolution
Masami Saionji

24 Changing Direction
Jagdish Gandhi

Round Seven
Spirituality as a Basis for the Coming Worldshift

Introduction to Round Seven

25 Deep Wisdom: The Marriage of Science and Spirituality
Gregg Braden

26 The Role of Spirituality in a Worldshift
Bruce Lipton

27 Worldshift: Learning to Live in a Living Universe
Duane Elgin

28 Spiritual Practices for This Time of Crisis
Joanna Macy

Afterword: A Call for Change—Fostering an Effective Worldshift
Ervin Laszlo and Kingsley L. Dennis

WorldShift International: A Global Conscious Evolution Initiative



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