Eco-Anxiety & Biblical Wisdom:
Torn Between Grief and Hope
a Lent zoom course by
Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat
These are the days of grief and fear.
These are the days for stories.
When collapse threatened,
our biblical ancestors told stories:
stories shaped by possibility,
stories nourished by faithful love,
stories rooted in visionary hope.
Together we will delve deeply into the stories of catastrophe and hope in the Bible
with our ears open for the voice of lament
and our hearts open to new life.
A hemlock tree at Russet House Farm
Pay what you can.
Suggested amounts: $150 (full)
$ 50 (discounted)
It is also possible to have your course fees covered by our scholarship fund.
7:00 - 9:00 pm EST
March 6, 13, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 2022*
*recordings will be available for those unable to attend all sessions.
This course is for anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of the Bible and our current climate crisis. All are welcome, regardless of denominational or religious affiliation. No prior knowledge of the Bible is necessary.
Course Format and Requirements
Each class will run on zoom for two hours with a 5 minute break half-way through. Although the bulk of the class will consist of Sylvia teaching, participants will also be able to post questions and points for discussion in the chat which Sylvia will monitor and answer. Powerpoint will be used periodically to show biblical texts and illustrations.
Each class will be recorded. Students who miss a class can request a link to watch the recording. Registrants can also follow the entire course through the recordings. The recordings will not be posted in any other context.
There are no assignments and no required reading for this course, although suggestions for further reading will be made as the course progresses.