Religion, Science and Spirituality
Friday, February 9, 2018
Friday, October 12, 10:00-11:30 am
Is War a Force that Gives Us Meaning? Protests against the governmental policies cause escalating street violence. Refugees flee as their leaders glorify and escalate war. Violence and war have been around since Biblical times, and in many eras violence was glorified in the name of religion. Are there any answers or is violence an addiction we will never break free of? Free and open to the community.
Friday, November 9, 10:00-11:30 am
The Blue Zones - Ten years ago, Dan Buettner of National Geographic searched the world for places where people stay actively healthy longer, and are happiest. His findings have become a national phenomenon. Though his focus is secular, it echoes what the Bible and sacred literature say about sin and virtue. Are we happiest and healthiest when we follow the rules that all religions have adopted for thousands of years? Is religion just a blueprint for being fully human?
Friday, December 14, 10:00-11:30 am
The Surprising History of Christmas Celebrations - Early Christians did not celebrate Christ’s birth. It was Constantine who made Christmas a celebration 350 years later. For centuries after that, Christ’s birth was still not celebrated, and many countries that were culturally Christian, celebrated a saint instead. Today, Christmas is celebrated across the world in all cultures. Come and learn the surprising history of the celebration Christmas, its roots, and its secular basis today.