Wednesday Study Current Schedule

Winter 2020

ProFuture Faith: The Prodigal Species Comes Home

 
Featuring eco-theologian, author, and TEDx speaker, Rev. Michael Dowd, ProFuture Faith is a dynamic eight-session DVD and discussion-based course that bridges the gap between head and heart, science and faith. The basic format for each 1 – 1-1/2 hour session includes conversation around the readings, a 20-minute video presentation and guided discussion. Reading materials for each session will be available the week before each session.

Jan 8. Introduction and Orientation

Part 1 — Coming Home to Reality (4 sessions)

Jan 15. Un-Trivializing God — Reality as Thou
Jan 22. The Purpose of Religion and Necessity of Science
Jan 29. The Epic of Evolution — A Cosmic Timeline
Feb  5. Thus Sayeth Reality — What is Inevitable; What is Needed

Part 2 — Practical Wisdom (4 sessions)

Feb 12. Thus Sayeth Reality — What is Futile; What is Urgent
Feb 19. Why We Struggle — Un-Trivializing Mythic Wisdom
Mar   5. Impermanence & Death as Sacred — Embracing Limits
Mar 11. Staying Sane, Sober and Inspired in Contracting Times