Ecological Christianity workshop upcoming

  • Aug. 10, 2009 11:00 a.m.

Submitted article–Author Bruce Sanguin will head up a workshop on ecological Christianity from Aug. 21 to 23 at Skidegate United Church, as part of the congregation’s celebration of 125 years of ministry on Haida Gwaii, and 35 years in the current church.In Darwin, Divinity and the Dance of the Cosmos: An Ecological Christianity, Bruce Sanguin shows us a spiritual path to approach the work of healing our planet, by creating a dialogue between tradition and science.Mr. Sanguin draws upon the work of mathematical physicist and cosmologist Brian Swimme, and cultural historian Thomas Berry. He takes the next step of integrating evolution and quantum physics with faith. The latest scientific understandings of the nature of the universe are woven together with biblical narratives, the teachings of Jesus, and a long suppressed wisdom tradition grounded in the feminine divine.The end result is a truly evolutionary Christian theology – a feat few theologians have even attempted. This new Christian way provides a vision to lead us out of the global climate crisis.Bruce Sanguin is an evocative, Earth-conscious minister at Canadian Memorial Church and Centre for Peace in Vancouver. He has been a United Church minister for 20 years; before that he was a practicing therapist. Bruce has a passion for reconciling science and religion. He is the author of Summoning the Whirlwind: Unconventional Sermons for a Relevant Christian Faith, and The Emerging Church: A Model for Change and a Map for Renewal.He will give a free introduction at 7:30 Friday evening. The workshop, at Skidegate United Church, will take place Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 am until 4 pm, cost $25. He’ll also preach on Sunday at 11 am at the church.Register by calling 559-4559. More info can be obtained by calling Nancy O’Higgins, 557-4774 or 559-4559.