Astrobiology & the Meanings of Life
Lenten Classes – Wednesdays, March 8-April 5, 2017, 7:00-8:30 pm
Astrobiology is the study of life as it happens to planets. As we continue to discover more and more planets (3500+) and more and more diversity in Earth life (e.g., radiation and vacuum resistant bacteria), should we start to think differently about the definition and meaning of “life”?
In an evening presentation,the Rev. Dr. Lucas John Mix will talk about the diverse and changing ways we think about life and why it matters to Christians. In the Lenten series that follows, he will lead participants in looking at the “life of the world,” the life of organisms, interior life, mental life, and life eternal. Participants will get a chance to share what life means to them and think together about what it means for Jesus Christ to bring life. All are welcome to either or both parts of this offering.
The Rev. Dr. Lucas John Mix, studies life-concepts in biology and theology. After receiving a PhD in biology (2004 Harvard), he attended seminary in Berkeley, CA, and was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church. He consults for NASA on interdisciplinary communication in the search for life in the universe. A member of the Society of Ordained Scientists, he writes and speaks regularly on theology and science. Find out more here.
Please register ahead for the Friday evening presentation. Advance registration and student/senior fee: $15. At the door $25. Registration form available here.
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Wednesday evenings include Centering Prayer in the Chapel at 5:45 and supper in the Parish Hall at 6:15 ($10 donation requested).
No fee for the Lenten series. Donations gratefully accepted and RSVP appreciated for supper and class. Childcare available with 24 hours’ notice. To reply or ask questions, contact 523-7476, ext. 304, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Center at St. Andrew’s
An outreach and ministry of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, The Center offers a variety of workshops, quiet days, classes and other learning opportunities, as well as special events and celebrations. Centering Prayer teaching and practice are a regular part of The Center. Because humans are part of many intersecting circles and because each individual is an important element in the whole, The Center seeks to help human beings grow into the fully alive individuals they were created to be and to take their places, to find their ministries, and to offer their service in the life of the faith community and the human family. We are open to partnerships with other organizations and faiths who share these goals. All offerings at The Center are open to everyone and all are welcome!