Over the past couple of months, I have looked at what can I do with regards to perhaps changing the landscape of today’s society. I totally realize that one person alone cannot perhaps change anything but I also realize that nothing would happen if we all thought that way.
As Willie Nelson once said, “one person could not change the world but one person with a message could.” I am also reminded that I have used the quote “vision with action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” – see “Changing The World”
The weekend of February 12 – 14, 2016 will the the weekend members of the Clergy Letter Project celebrate “Evolution Weekend.” As I have noted in “Evolution Weekend”,
Evolution Weekend is an opportunity for serious discussion and reflection on the relationship between religion and science. One important goal is to elevate the quality of the discussion on this critical topic – to move beyond sound bites. A second critical goal is to demonstrate that religious people from many faiths and locations understand that evolution is sound science and poses no problems for their faith. Finally, as with The Clergy Letters themselves, which have now been signed by more than 13,000 members of the clergy in the United States, Evolution Weekend makes it clear that those claiming that people must choose between religion and science are creating a false dichotomy. – “The Clergy Letter Project”
The theme for this year is ““Exploring Ways to Engage in Complex Discussions in a Civil Manner.” I will be basing my message on the lectionary readings for that Sunday: Deuteronomy 26: 1 – 11, Romans 10: 8 – 13, and Luke 4: 1 – 13.
I am hoping that on that weekend and for many weekends after that to go beyond blogging and do more presentations and speaking, especially in venues outside the United Methodist Church. If your organization would like to have me as a speaker on this weekend (or any time, for that matter), please leave a comment to this piece and I will get in touch with you to work on the details.