Monday Musings

A Vision Lived

 

In the back of the sanctuary, sitting on hard wooden chairs, they gathered.

Young men, professors, professional women, students and retired sat in a talking circle following a lecture and wondered about how the world and God engage each other.
Together they asked,

“With all the new discoveries of science, people of faith are needed to
create boundaries of ethics and expect actions with responsibility. 

How do we work together?

“How do we reconcile science and faith?”

People from many points of view spoke, reflected and listened to each other, the agreed respect carried the conversation shaping and guiding the process.  Seekers, agnostic, progressive, conservative, Christian and Jew sat together.  And the vision of Faith & Science in Dialogue: The Rheticus Forum became a lived reality.

Based on this successful beginning, the series of lectures integrating issues of Faith & Science in Dialogue: The Rheticus Forum will continue into the spring of 2012.

Tuesday, February 7, 7:00pm – Dianne Nolan

Tuesday, March 13, 7:00pm – Bruce L. Rhoads

Tuesday, April 10, 7:00pm – Esmail “Essie” Meisami

As pastor, I believe that campus ministry is the forum for this kind of conversation for it encourages the formation of young and old alike.  This formation is spiritual, intellectual and cultural for it is based on affirming critical thinking, faith-filled living,
encouraged questioning, and honest doubting all within a community of supportive mentors.

Please join us for these lectures as you are able and hold the process in prayer as God leads us more deeply into this vision of ministry.

Gently,

Pr. E