Saturday and Sunday Workshops: The futures: religious and secular. Judeo-Christianity contains four competing visions of the future, and each have a secular parallel. What are they, where do they lurk in our own lives, and which one are we going to tell ourselves and others more often, for the common good?
Jason is a half time minister with Uniting Earth Ministry in the NSW/ACT Synod of the Uniting Church in Australia, and maintains http://ecofaith.org
He has started a couple of ecofaith outdoor worship communities as part of his ministry with the Uniting Church, and lives on the edge of a forest in a little house with his family, and many neighbours: including goannas, echidnas, koalas and snakes. Since the kitchen has no walls, bandicoots often visit, followed by the carpet snake who likes to eat them.
His PhD explored the connections between evolution, ecology, environmentalism and faith. He has been a uni chaplain, an environment officer in the Qld Uni Student Union, and a researcher for the Queensland Synod bioethics committee, as well as a congregational minister.
He has produced a number of clips on youtube exploring ecology, environment, evolution and faith (https://www.youtube.com/user/skinnypreacher70)