Events during the week include:
*A summer school class at the Vancouver School of Theology on Ecotheology, taught by Jay McDaniel, professor of religion at Hendrix College and one of the world’s leading Process theologians. Course runs July 11th-15th, 9am-12pm.
*On Wednesday evening Jay McDaniel will be giving a free public lecture at Canadian Memorial United Church at 7pm, entitled ‘Ecotheology- A Living Option for the 21st Century’. It will cover some of the themes of the VST class for those who can’t attend a week-long course.
*On Thursday evening at 7pm at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church legendary Process theologian John Cobb will be interviewed about his latest book, Jesus’ Abba: The God Who Has Not Failed, by Vancouver Sun religion reporter Douglas Todd. Admission is free.
*On Friday evening Tripp Fuller- a preeminent holder of the Process theology lineage- will be bringing his Homebrewed Christianity podcast to Vancouver, recording a live panel podcast with Jay McDaniel, John Cobb, and Sallie McFague, another legendary panentheistic theologian. The doors will open at 6pm and there will be a happy hour until 7pm, which will include live music and beer on tap from a local craft brewery. The cost is $20 and includes one beer. Tickets are very limited, so be sure to act fast! -SOLD OUT
*On Saturday Tripp Fuller will hold a Theology Bootcamp for Nerds at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, where Tripp will help people to “think theologically”. He will include both John Cobb and Jay McDaniel into the bootcamp. This is not an advanced theology seminar but for all levels, beginner to intermediate and beyond. It should be a special day. When the day is over attendees who care to will go out for beer with Tripp at a local downtown Vancouver pub, and keep the theological conversation going.
*On Sunday morning Tripp Fuller will be preaching at Canadian Memorial United Church, service begins at 10:30am.
And that is the week we’ve put together! We hope to see there.
The Conference is not just a one-off event, but will hopefully kick-start the Centre, bringing people together, and providing energy and excitement for an unfolding collaborative project. A website for the Centre will go into construction shortly, and you will be able to follow all future gatherings, speakers and events there when it’s complete. Anyone interested in Progressive Theology and God-talk is welcome.