|Dear Newsletter Recipient,
We are in the last month of the year, preparing for the holidays and for the celebration of the new
year. Here at WesleyNexus, we remind you of many events this month and next related to science
and religion even during this busy time of year.
First, the DC Theology Pub will present Brian McLaren on December 14th at Busboys and Poets in
Washington, D.C. McLaren’s new book is A New Kind of Christian, which was published this
year. Then, on January 26th in the new year, Tyler Wigg-Stevenson will discuss his current book
project, tentatively titled, The Bomb and Global Faith.
On December 15th at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), also in D.
C., Elaine Howard Ecklund, assistant professor of sociology and the director of the Religion and
Public Life Program at Rice University, will discuss her recent major study of scientists and faith. She
is the author of the 2010 book, Science Vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think.
Then, on February 17-21, 2011, AAAS will being having their 2011 meeting with the theme “Science
More information on these events can be found on the Events page of the WesleyNexus website.
For those of you who participate in a faith community, we want to invite you and your congregation to
participate in the Evolution Weekend for 2011. Now in it's sixth year, this weekend event will take
place February 11-13, 2011. It is opportunity for serious discussion and reflection on the relationship
between religion and science within your faith community. An ongoing goal of the program has been
to elevate the quality of the discussion on this critical topic, and to demonstrate that religious and
scientific understandings of the world are not mutually exclusive. Rather, they look at the natural
world from quite different perspectives and ask, and then answer, different questions. For more
information, read about Evolution Weekend 2011.
Finally, winter is a great time to curl up with a warm drink in a comfy chair and read a book.
WesleyNexus has posted a number of book reviews over the past months and encourage you to take a
look and select one that looks interesting to you. See Book Reviews on the WesleyNexus website.
Have a wonderful holiday season "breaking bread" with good friends and family, and here at
WesleyNexus, we wish you good health in 2011.
God Bless You All,
Rick Barr, Secretary
|December 14, 2010