Sheldon

Oneness – from the mystics to the scientists

Led by Don MacGregor

The world is rapidly changing. How do we move Christianity into the 21st century when so much of its doctrine is still heavily influenced by the medieval mentality? Don will draw upon insights from emerging scientific perspectives together with wisdom from the world’s spiritual traditions to reach towards a re-imagining of God and the Christ that is meaningful and helpful for today. Some have said ‘it is now rational to be spiritual’ and Don hopes to put some meat on the bones of that tantalising statement by re-examining some central Christian teachings in the light of the universe as we understand it this century. 

Topics to be explored will include

  • Quantum Reality and God as Consciousness
  • Epigenetics, Healing and Prayer
  • Morphic Fields and the Works of Christ
  • The Light Fantastic, exploring light physical and spiritual
  • Jesus the Christ – One and the same or not?
  • Salvation versus transformation

Silent retreat with daily talks, Eucharist and one (optional and boundaried) discussion group. 

Don MacGregor is the author of Blue Sky God: the Evolution of Science and Christianity.’ He has now retired as a vicar in North Pembrokeshire, West Wales, and has had a career with a number of twists and turns. After gaining his BSc in Ergonomics at Loughborough University, he taught Science in a secondary school in Leicester for 13 years. During that time he was involved politically in the Green movement, and studied theosophy and other esoteric subjects.

He then became involved with Christianity and went into the ordained ministry in the Church of England, gaining an MA in Theology. He worked in churches in Birmingham and Leicester, then returned to Loughborough University as chaplain for 6 years, before moving to West Wales in 2004. His Christian journey has moved from evangelical and charismatic to mystical and esoteric with aspects of contemporary holistic spirituality, and an emphasis on meditation and contemplative prayer. His other roles have included spiritual director, new religious movements officer, and interfaith officer. He is an active member of CANA (Christians Awakening to New Awareness) and PCN (Progressive Christianity Network).

Don's passion is to help in moving the Church out of the medieval world-view and into the 21st century. “Blue Sky God” was his first book, so named because it contains some ‘blue sky thinking’ about the relationship between Science and Christianity – and it was written on the coast of Pembrokeshire with its expansive blue skies. He is currently in the throes of more writing.

He has a website at www.donmacgregor.co.uk

This event is open to everyone.

3 - 5pm Mon 6th Jul 2020 to 10am Fri 10th Jul 2020

Residential - £430 (20% ministry discount)