Sacred Cosmology Retreat: Mapping Our Location in Science and in Theology
December 12 @ 9:45 am - 3:00 pm
We orient ourselves in the universe along lines laid down by biology and astronomy, as well as theology and scripture. Most Anglicans believe these pieces fit together but rarely have a chance to work through details and implications. This clergy day will use contemporary science as a starting point to reflect on theological and scientific cosmology. Experts will present on exoplanets and astrobiology. The day will be a relaxed space for reflection. Small group discussions and interactive exercises are designed to connect abstract world-pictures with concrete pastoral issues. Learn to identify the spiritual concerns that motivate cosmological questions such as “Are humans unique?”, “Are we alone?”, and “How big is the universe?” Look forward to fresh perspectives, inspiration, fellowship, and a new view of the cosmos.
Leader: Lucas Mix grew up in Seattle and attended the University of Washington before getting a PhD in Biology from Harvard (2004) and an MDiv from CDSP (2007). Ordained by Bp Greg in 2008, he served as a curate at Church of the Apostles in Freemont and chaplain at the University of Arizona. Lucas is active with NASA astrobiology and consults on interdisciplinary communication in the search for life beyond Earth. He currently serves as Project Manager and Co-Director for “Equipping Christian Leadership in an Age of Science,” an international project to connect church leaders with cutting-edge science and scientists.