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Evolutionary Christianity
Sr. Linda Gibler to speak as part of teleseminar series

“The Advent of Evolutionary Christianity: Conversations at the Leading Edge of Faith,” a free online event, will feature Houston Dominican Sister Linda Gibler, OP, speaking on “An Evolutionary View of Sacraments.” Her interview will air on Sunday, Jan. 9. This online teleseries, which began Dec. 4 and continues through Jan. 14, features 38 leaders in science and religion.

Sister Linda is associate academic dean at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. She studied with Brian Swimme at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and completed her Ph.D. in philosophy and religion in 2007. She is the author of “From the Beginning to Baptism: Scientific and Sacred Stories of Water, Oil and Fire.”

Some of the topics to be discussed in “The Advent of Evolutionary Christianity” series include:

  • How scientific and historical evidence, interpreted meaningfully, can enhance our lives and faith.
  • Inspiring ways to integrate heart and head, tradition and science.
  • Compassionate responses to both those who reject science and those who reject religion.
  • How a deep-time view of human nature can validate and deepen our appreciation of scriptural and traditional wisdom.
  • How an evolutionary understanding of mismatched instincts sheds light on why we and our loved ones sometimes struggle with temptations and “bad habits.”

Your involvement will help make this event a catalyst for furthering public awareness of a vibrant Christian approach to life that celebrates the findings of science and that transcends the polarizing voices of scriptural literalists at one extreme and the New Atheists at the other.

In fact, one of the goals of “The Advent of Evolutionary Christianity: Conversations at the Leading Edge of Faith” is to show America and the world that those and other combative perspectives, which often garner all the media attention, are actually in the minority. Rather, we who embrace both evolution and faith, science and scripture, share values and perspectives crucial for these times — even while acknowledging (indeed, celebrating) our differences. There is more that unites us than divides us.

You may listen and participate live or experience the online audios at your convenience.

Click here for the teleseminar schedule and a list of speakers photos and bios.

Click here to access the audio downloads.