Original Posting At https://heartontheleft.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/evolution-weekend/
With Evolution Weekend coming up this weekend, I figured I should up date this particular piece.
As I have noted in the pieces that I list below,
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”
This project began in 2006 and I have participated, either with a sermon or a blog post, since 2009. The following is a list of those messages and posts. This has been edited since it was first posted to correct a link.
February 1, 2009 – Lake Mahopac (NY) UMC – “The Differing Voices of Truth”
February 14, 2010 – “That Transforming Moment”
February 13, 2011 – “It’s about Commitment”
February 12, 2012 – “To Leave the World A Better Place”
February 3, 2013 – “Removing The Veil”
February 9, 2014 – Sloatsburg UMC – “The Master Lesson”
February 15, 2015 – “Transfiguration Sunday or Evolution Weekend?”
February 14, 2016 – “Where Are We Going?”
February 12, 2017 – “The Past Can Never Be Our Future”
It should also be noted that this weekend is also the weekend of Boy Scout Sunday, which has additional meaning for me.