Experiencing Ecological Christianity

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A 9-Session Program for Groups

Tim Scorer Bruce Sanguin

ISBN: 978-1-55145-562-4

Experiencing Ecological Christianity is the third in the series Experience! Faith Formation Curriculum for Adults.



Based on the bestselling book Darwin, Divinity, and the Dance of the Cosmos by Bruce Sanguin, Experiencing Ecological Christianity invites participants to focus on the ecological crisis. According to Bruce Sanguin, "Today, there is nothing more critical than a compassionate response to the plight of our planet. The church must be at the forefront of shifting human consciousness away from an ethic of domination for economic gain, and toward a spirituality of awe."

Experiencing Ecological Christianity comes on DVD which includes:

  • Leader's Guide by Tim Scorer - 160 pages - in pdf format suitable for printing
  • Participant Handbooks - in pdf format suitable for printing
  • Images for projection
  • Video clips of mentor and guide, Bruce Sanguin

Also included is: 1 copy of Darwin, Divinity, and the Dance of the Cosmos by Bruce Sanguin

 

Full-colour, hard copy posters of all 9 images are also available as an additional purchase for $39.95

Tim Scorer, Author

Tim Scorer is a master of experiential spiritual formation. Tim brings his passion for transformational faith and his practical experience with community organizations, congregations, and retreatants. He is author of Experiencing the Heart of Christianity (for groups) and co-author of Living the Heart of Christianity (for individuals), and the editor of the free e-newsletter, Christian Books INSIGHT, which connects people of the emerging Christian Way. Tim was a long-time member of the management team at Naramata Centre, a retreat education centre of The United Church of Canada, and for three years on staff at Penticton United.

Bruce Sanguin, Author

Bruce is a leader in evolutionary spirituality. He experienced an awakening from the illusion of separation from the cosmos and Spirit over 20 years ago, and ever since has been writing and traveling the world giving talks on evolutionary mysticism. Now retired from congregational ministry in the United Church of Canada he continues his inquiry into the lineage of the mystic Jesus of Nazareth from an evolutionary worldview. He is the author of six books, including If Darwin Prayed: Prayers for Evolutionary Mystics, which won an IPPY Gold Medal for the best inspirational book of 2012, Darwin, Divinity, and the Dance of the Cosmos: An Ecological Christianity and The Emerging Church: A Model for  Change & a Map for Renewal.  Bruce wrote the Participant Guide and was featured in the DVD curriculum, Painting the Stars: Religion and Evolving Faith.  His latest book, The Evolving Mystic and the Path of Jesus (2015), explores the life of the evolving mystic along with new images for Jesus and fresh interpretations of his teachings.

 

Bruce writes a weekly blog, interprets scripture from an evolutionary perspective, and interviews luminaries at his his on-line membership site, Home for Evolving Mystics, which is dedicated to inspiring and re-Sourcing every day mystics on their evolving soul-path. www.brucesanguin.com

From Session 3, The Common Creation Story as Sacred Revelation

Gather

As you wait for this session to begin, sit with one other person and share your thoughts on the following
topic: What do you think about when you stare out into a starlit sky?

Open

Scripture
Psalm 19:1–4


The heavens are telling the glory of God;and the firmament proclaims God’s handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech,
and night to night declares knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard;
yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.

Maori Chant

The Maori people of New Zealand were singing about creation long before Europeans came with the Bible:

I (Voice One)
From the conception the increase.
From the increase the swelling.
From the swelling the thought.
From the thought the remembrance.
From the remembrance the desire.

II (Voice Two)
The word became fruitful:
It dwelt with the feeble glimmering:
It brought forth night:
The great night, the long night,
The lowest night, the highest night,
The thick night to be felt,
The night to be touched, the night unseen.
The night following on,
The night ending in death.

III (Voice Three)
From the nothing the begetting:
From the nothing the increase:
From the nothing the abundance:
The power of increasing, the living breath
It dwelt with the empty space,
It produced the firmament which is above us.

IV (Voice Four)
The atmosphere which floats above the earth.
The great firmament above us, the spread-out
space dwelt with the early dawn.
Then the moon sprang forth.
The atmosphere above dwelt with the glowing sky.
Then the sun sprang forth.
They were thrown up above as the chief eyes of heaven.
Then the sky became light.
The early dawn, the early day.
The midday. The blaze of day from the sky.

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