Join me in a “Faith Study” during this season of Lent following our Sunday worship for an eight-session video discussion course, “ProFuture Faith: The Prodigal Species Comes Home,” that weaves together science, inspiration, and sustainability in a visually stunning and conversation-generating way.
“Just when we are tempted to get lost in the haze of consumerism until the whole planet gets used up, Michael Dowd comes along to shake us awake, and to ask us to not only face reality, but to let it be our guide into the future. We can still come home to this world. And we can still create a religion that helps align our hearts and minds, and our actions, with the astonishing beauty that has brought us here.”
— Peter Mayer, singer and songwriter
Each Sunday, we will share together in viewing a 20-minute teaching video by Michael Dowd, which generates all kinds of conversation-starters for our Faith Study. If talking about your faith scares you, this will be a great opportunity to explore with others in a non-judgmental way. Join us each Sunday during Lent.
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For folks who want to get a head start on the material here are some links to our study material:
Part One — Coming Home to Reality
Week 1: Un-Trivializing God — Reality as Thou
ESSAY: “What Are We Pointing to with the Word ‘God’?” – Gene Marshall
ARTISTIC VIDEO: “God Is Reality Personified, Not a Person” (20 min)
BLOG POST: “God: Personification ≠ Person” – Rev. Dowd
VIDEOS: Nate Hagens: “Reality 101: What every student (and citizen) needs to know”
Our study will take place in the small group area on the lower level of our Community Hall (right outside the inside entrance of the sanctuary) starting around 11:15 (after worship). Feel free to grab a cup of coffee and fellowship a few moments upstairs and then come join us downstairs for our Faith Study on ProFuture Faith: The Prodigal Species Comes Home.