Holy Trinity Seminar Group

SPIRITUALITY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

   HOLY TRINITY CHURCH

   SEMINAR 2019-2020

DISCOVERING SPIRITUALITY IN SCIENCE

Dates: The third Saturday of each month starting September 28, 2019 ending June 20, 2020.

Time: 9-11AM

Place: Varies - Faber Room or Big Room in Lower School.  See schedule below.

Books Required: “The Universal Christ” by Richard Rohr and “The New Science and Spirituality Reader” by Elvin Laszlo and Kingsley Dennis

FACILITATOR:   Bill Hocking

TO REGISTER CONTACT: 410-349-0329 or billhocking100@comcast.net

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Purpose of this Holy Trinity Seminar: Discover a richer, more vibrant, interesting spirituality. Experience a renewed Prayer Life. Encounter God more fully. Come closer to living in the NOW. Enrich your Prophetic Spirituality. Exploring being a part of the universe, not just one separate species, Homo Sapiens.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

We will review essays by scientists who are discovering connections between their work and the sacred.

         --“When science begins to explore the mind as deeply as it has explored matter, it may find it has embarked on a course that will ultimately lead it to discover the divine. To the scientific establishment, rooted in a materialistic worldview, this is anathema. But so was the notion of the solar system four centuries ago.” --Peter Russell (author of “The Global Brain”)

--“A secret worldview is one that views things as a whole, where every part or detail of nature in some way is a manifestation of a divine presence or a divine law. In such a worldview respect for all that exists is the supreme guiding principle.” --Jose Arguelles (originator of “Earth Day”)

--“The bottom line is that we must change, but we must know what to change, and how.”-Ervin Laszlo (nominated for the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize)

“When I use the word “mystic” I am referring to experiential knowing instead of just textbook or dogmatic knowing. The difference tends to be that the mystic see things in their wholeness, their connection, and their universal and divine frame, instead of just their particularity. Mystics get the whole ‘gestalt’ in one picture, as it were, and thus they often bypass our more sequential and separate way of seeing the moment. In this, they tend to be closer to poets and artists than to linear thinkers. The mystic was indeed considered an ‘eccentric’ (off center), but maybe mystics are the most centered of all?” --Richard Rohr (Director of “The Center for Contemplation and Action”)

Schedule of Rooms 2019-2020

Saturday, September 28, 2019   9am - 11am  Faber Room
Saturday, October 19, 2019        9am - 11am  Big Room in Lower School
Saturday, November 16, 2019    9am - 11am  Faber Room
Saturday, December 21, 2019    9am - 11am  Big Room in Lower School
Saturday, January 18, 2020       9am - 11am  Big Room in Lower School
Saturday, February 15, 2020     9am - 11am  Faber Room
Saturday, March 21, 2020           9am - 11am  Big Room in Lower School
Saturday, April 18, 2020             9am - 11am  Faber Room
Saturday, May 16, 2020               9am - 11am  Faber Room
Saturday, June 20,2020              9am - 11am  Big Room in Lower School