When you were young, what was your answer to the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
- We’d love to know. Post your answer as a comment.
- We’d also love to see the picture. If you have a picture of yourself, dressed up and full of imagination, please consider posting the picture.
- We will also have a bulletin board at church available for actual, hard-copy pictures, if that is more your style.
This is poet Mary Oliver (b. 1935), reading one of her best known poems. Enjoy.
In which Jon Stewart (one of my favorites) and Marilynne Robinson (whom I can’t claim as a favorite but am aware I should) talk about the conversation between science and religion.
Credit to Kate Murr for posting this to PL’s facebook feed. I just appropriated it and moved it here.
Conversation between Michael Dowd and Bruce Sanguin
This is a five minute audio clip of Bruce Sanguin narrating his loss of faith as a minister, and then how he regained an understanding of his place in the universe during a retreat, and how that changed everything for him.
The conversation continues this Sunday!
A Conversation Celebrating Science, Religion, and an Evolving Faith
Sundays @ 10:00am
September 8th through October 27th
The theologian Bruce Sanguin has said that, “Any credible spiritual path must be in honest conversation with science if it is to be relevant in the 21st Century.” Celebrating the communion of science and faith, Painting the Stars will explore the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality. Featuring the work of over a dozen leading theologians and progressive thinkers, this eight-week series will be in conversation with the traditions of our faith, with scripture, and with science each Sunday morning beginning September 8th, both at 9:00am in the Parlor and at our 10:00am Worship Service.
September 8th An Introduction to Painting the Stars
September 15th Toward Healing the Rift
September 22nd A Renaissance of Wonder
September 29th Getting Genesis Wrong
October 6th An Evolving Faith
October 13th Evolutionary Christianity
October 20th Imagining a Future
October 27th An Evolving Spirituality
Watch for dates and times for Dinner Discussions around some of the leading theologians and progressive thinkers, as well as two nights of Star-Gazing. Our Children and Youth Programs will also be centered on this theme as they explore the communion of science and faith during our fall creation emphasis.
On August 28th, 2013 we marched. We marched to celebrate and remember the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech.” It was so powerful to march side by side with so many people from National Avenue Christian Church who care so deeply about justice.
In the unity march, coordinated by many community leaders, we marched to remember King’s dream. Walking together created a renewed sense of King’s vision and dream in our community. After the march we gathered in downtown Springfield to celebrate, remember, listen, and dream.