Sunday, July 24 – Saturday, July 30, 2016
A World Full of Wonder: Science and Theology in the 21st Century
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 bigger tapestry?
Equipped with wonder, stories, and a little bit of math, we’ll take a week-long romp exploring how our world views are shaped through creation narratives, big moments in history (they might not be what you thought!), quantum theology, advances in neuroscience and physics, and what we are taught about what it means to be human in the The Divine Milieu.
From God to Greeks to Galileo to Gluons, we’ll explore these questions and more, with both sides of our brains, 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 a Christian educator and workshop facilitator from Guelph, Ontario. For 15 years she was the director of the Ask & Imagine youth theology program at Huron University College and has worked locally in parishes and dioceses and for the national church.
Judy has a BA in psychology and theology, a diploma from the Centre for Christian Studies and is currently back in class, doing her MA in Applied Theology, exploring intersections of science and theology in western culture. She is a confirmed “science geek” stemming from her previous career in aerospace technology.
Course fee: $310
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