When I have a terrible need of – dare I say, ‘religion’? – then I go outside at night and paint the stars.” — Vincent Van Gogh
Beginning September 29th, this seven-session series will meet on Sunday mornings at 10:10am in the chapel on the west end of the church.
“Mystery is a condition of awe, of resting precisely in an unknowing, long enough for the silence to have its way with us. The goal of this curriculum is to create some space for us to inhabit this mystery more deeply, and explore the relationship between science, particularly evolution, and religion. Perhaps most importantly, the hope is that each participant will feel from the inside what it is like to be the presence of all this creativity showing up after 13.7 billion years as him or her. Without this felt sense of being one with the creative process that is ceaselessly animating life, the conversation will remain objective and academic. We invite you to engage these seven weeks with an awareness that you are not separate from the creativity that produced you.”
— Bruce Sanguin, Author of If Darwin Prayed
Dream. Think. Be. Do.
An introduction to progressive Christianity
Wednesdays from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. beginning Nov. 2nd
DreamThinkBeDo features the insights of over twenty-five theologians and teachers at the top of their game, including Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, Rita Nakashima Brock, and many others. This DVD-based study is produced by Living the Questions, an organization dedicated to introducing progressive Christianity to those seeking an open and inclusive approach to the Christian faith that values both the mind and the heart.
Facilitated by Dr. Tim Robbins, professor at Drury University.
12-week LtQ groups are now forming. Starting date is March 7th. Contact us to sign-up.
Living the Questions is an open-minded alternative to studies that attempt to give participants all of the answers and instead strives to create an environment where participants can interact with one another in a safe space where people have permission to ask the questions they’ve often wanted to ask but have been afraid to voice for fear of being thought a heretic. This popular DVD-based series features contributors such as Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, Siyoung Park, Tex Sample, Emilie Townes, Rita Nakashima Brock, Walter Brueggemann, James Forbes, Hans Küng, Amy-Jill Levine, Megan McKenna, Rebecca Ann Parker, Helen Prejean, Barbara Rossing, Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Brandon Scott, Winnie Varghese, Mel White, and many others.