Webinars & Zoom Conversations
A Zoom Event with Brian McLaren
Faith & Doubt: A Love Story
Thursday, January 21st, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm ET USA (UTC/GMT-4)
Our civilization faces a momentous choice: continue to run on dirty fossil energy, or convert to clean and renewable energy. The former option offers the convenience of familiarity, but it is a suicidal path. The latter option requires us to doubt many economic and political orthodoxies, and it requires great innovation and creativity.
We face a similar choice in regards to religion. We have a ready supply of fossilized religion that runs on shame, fear, hostility, resistance to science, and short time frames. How can we “convert” from a dirty-energy spirituality to a clean-energy spirituality, especially within Christianity, the world’s largest, wealthiest, and most highly-armed religion?
Why Do We Fear? Exploring Human Potential in an Age of Anxiety
Friday, November 20th, 4:00 pm – 5:30pm, ET USA (UTC/GMT-4)
We are living in tumultuous times where fear prevails on many sides. Here we will examine what it means to be a human person in relationship with God, the capacity for the infinite, the courage to transcend where we are, and the creative imagination evoked by the symbol of the risen Christ.
Awakening or Apocalypse? The Promises and Perils of our Time
America is in the midst of an awakening. Awakening opens the imagination toward what might be,
a dream we dare to dream, to actually be America. To insist that this is an awakening is to insist on hope – that distress and chaos are not the last word.
Christianity, Ecology, and the Unity of All Things
Drawing on the Christian tradition of the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove, eco-theologian Mark Wallace will explore a vision of God in all things through a new but ancient vision where Spirit enfleshes itself within everything that grows, walks, flies, and swims on Earth.
Teilhard, Original Sin, and the Possibilities of Matter
What kind of theology can we make out of evolution? If God pronounced the creation ‘very good’, why are there evil and sin in the world? And if God is all-powerful, why doesn’t God do something about it? The answers might surprise you!
The God Revolution: Beyond Racism and the Remaking of Religion
The 21st century needs a God Revolution. We must seek to redefine a God of creative love by seeking to renew a God in love entangled with a dynamic, unfinished universe. The future is open and ours to create; the COVID-19 crisis and our political unrest is an urgent invitation to remake our world.
The Sacrament of Everyday Life
A new God consciousness calls for a rebirth of religion. Eucharist is more of a quantum entanglement of our lives and God’s life, a sacred exchange, so that our lives becomes God’s life and God’s life becomes our lives. This is the only way God can break into the world.
Hope in a Time of Crisis
These are very strange times, as we hover between a virus pandemic and an economic recession. The scare of COVID-19 has pervaded the entire globe. But we do hope. It is the main impulse of life.
Seeking Wholeness in an Age of Fragments
In this webinar, we discussed how Teilhard saw evolution as filled with conflicting forces of resistance, and how contemplation may be the most radical choice we can make for a world struggling toward unity in love […]