Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, & an Evolving Faith   2 comments

PtS logo white frameThe first reviews are in and Living the Questions’ new Painting the Stars series is receiving kudos as the new catalyst for dynamic and liberating conversations  about the communion of science and faith — all around the world.

Featuring over a dozen leading theologians and progressive thinkers, the seven-session program explores the promise of evolutionary Christian spirituality that has been gaining momentum in thoughtful circles of Christians across the globe. The challenging and engaging participant reader was written especially for this program by evolutionary theologian Bruce Sanguin. When you purchase the curriculum edition, you receive a code to access the downloadable/printable overview and reader.  The downloadable material also includes a facilitator guide, detailed discussion questions coordinated with the video segments, and original prayers/poems written for each session by Michael Morwood. The basic format for each 1-1 1/2 hour session includes conversation around the readings, a 20-minute video presentation and guided discussion. Click HERE for info on purchasing the curriculum edition.

“Fabulous!”
— Michael Dowd, author of Thank God for Evolution

“This course is a masterpiece. The content, editing and graphics are beyond first rate. Congratulations to all.”
— John Jacobson, Facilitator – New Smyrna Beach Theology Club

Painting the Stars is also available as a Home Edition licensed for private home viewing only. Each of the seven episodes runs approx. 20 minutes. Please note that, when purchasing the home edition, none of the downloadable material is accessible and the videos are not to be used in group settings.

THEMES
1. Toward Healing the RiftPtS HE white frame
2. A Renaissance of Wonder
3. Getting Genesis Wrong
4. An Evolving Faith
5. Evolutionary Christianity
6. Imagining a Future
7. An Evolving Spirituality: Mysticism

CONTRIBUTORS
Philip Clayton, Michael Dowd, Rachel Held Evans, Matthew Fox, Catherine Keller, Megan McKenna, Michael Morwood, Jan Phillips, Barbara Rossing, Bruce Sanguin, Bernard Brandon Scott, John Shelby Spong, Gretta Vosper

I just completed facilitating Painting the Stars with a group of fifteen. It was a wonderful experience for all concerned. The presenters, the visuals on the DVD, the discussion-provoking questions were all typical LtQ quality. What I wanted to convey particularly was the light that I saw go on in the eyes of several participants at several points during the class. It is a rare and special thing to watch a fellow seeker “get it.” Thank you!                                                                           — M. Mathews 

2 responses to “Painting the Stars: Science, Religion, & an Evolving Faith

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  1. A group of about 15 of us are working with the material this summer. The facilitator obviously has materials that are not available to the rest of us, which is highly frustrating! Neither the DVD nor the student materials identify the presenters well enough for me to look them up and find out what (if anything) they have written so that I can look further. At least this website does that, but why no book?

    • Thanks for your inquiry, Margaret! You’ll want to talk to your facilitator about printing off the materials that are included in the price of the curriculum edition. An orientation essay and comprehensive participant guide (both written by Bruce Sanguin), questions for discussion, suggested readings, and a handout with brief participant biographies (with pictures of the contributors!) are all included. If your group has purchased the curriculum edition (licensed for group use), all these materials are available for download for all the participants. If your group has the “home edition,” only the DVD material is included. If you have any questions, feel free to be in touch via the “Contact Us” link at http://www.livingthequestions.com/

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