Summer Week 3: July 23-29, 2017
Sunday, July 23 – Saturday, July 29, 2017
A World Full of Wonder with Judy Steers
IN THE WESTERN WORLD, science and theology are too often assumed to be at odds.
Yet even within a post-modern, secular, technological society, religious beliefs and practices remain a vital sphere of human existence and experience – shaping public engagement, political motivations and broader social/cultural movements.
How do you see science and religion? Enemies? Friends? Or perhaps they are threads in a larger tapestry?
Equipped with wonder, stories, and a little bit of math, our week-long romp focuses on how our world views are shaped. We will examine ideas such as ‘meaning’ and ‘interpretation’, creation narratives, big moments in history (some may not be what you thought!), quantum theology, advances in neuroscience and concepts of self and soul, and what it means to be human in the The Divine Milieu.
From God to Greeks to Galileo to Gluons, with both sides of our brains we’ll explore these questions and more, through contemporary and ancient writers, videos, lectures, discussions, creative arts, and a field trip to another galaxy.
Geeks are welcome, but you don’t have to be good at science to take this course. You need only be a seeker wanting to dig deep into some big questions.
Warning: paradigms might shift.
JUDY STEERS is an educator and facilitator who loves creative pedagogy. For 15 years she was director of the “Ask & Imagine” youth theology program at Huron University College and has worked both for local parishes and dioceses and for the national church. She is from Guelph, Ontario.
Judy has a BA in psychology and theology, and a diploma in educational ministry from the Centre for Christian Studies. She is currently completing her MA in Applied Theology, exploring intersections of science and theology in western culture and specifically in how we engage these subjects in faith formation and Christian education. She is a confirmed “science geek” stemming from her previous career in aerospace technology.
Course Fee: $320