Online Learning Opportunities

NEW Becoming Carbon Neutral

Sunday, August 6, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

The Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston presents a lecture on "Becoming Carbon Neutral." Jim Blackburn, Professor in the Practice in Environmental Law in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Rice University, will help us understand what carbon neutral design is for our faith institutions as well as ourselves. 
This talk will be offered via web meeting, as well as in person. [READ MORE]

Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation 

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church in Houston invites you to attend Sunday Evening Conversations on Creation, an educational web-only meeting series whose theme in 2017 is Connections between People and Nature. Next web meeting will be:

NEW Connections between People & Nature: An Economist's Viewpoint, Prof. David Hartley, Rice University, Sunday, August 27, 6 p.m. Central 


Upcoming speaker:
  • Sunday, Sept. 24: Kerri Crawford, University of Houston, Dept. of Biology & Biochemistry

Blessing the Waters of Life:
Justice and Healing for Our Watersheds

Presbyterians for Earth Care Conference and ecumenical pre-event 

Barbara Rossing and Native American leaders of Columbia River Tribes, featured speakers

September 26-29, 2017 
Menucha Conference Center near Portland, Oregon

check PEC website for information as it becomes available.

2017 Observance of the 

Plans and proposals for an Eco-Reformation


March 22-24, 2017, New York

The conference will be a very good source of educational materials and other resources on water. The conference focus will include:
  • Developing a deeper appreciation for water as a sacred gift;
  • Exploring the relationship between water issues and climate change; and
  • Measures to mitigate and adapt to water issues of access, pollution, drought, flooding and rising tides.
The speakers will include: Jeffrey SachsChristiana PeppardWinston HalapuaThabo MakgobaKatharine Hayhoe, and Maude Barlow.

Attendance can be in-person or it can be done remotely by a site agreeing to become a partner site to host. The only technical requirements to be a partner site are a web connection, projection capability, and speakers. Trinity provides full technical support before and during the conference, including the facilitation of a test webcast if you’re planning to live-stream.

Trinity will provide guidelines and an instructional video for facilitators. The cost to be a partner site depends on what the site can afford, but it ranges from $100 to $500.

Journey of the Universe 

Online film screening on Feb. 27, 6:30 at 8 p.m. (Central Time) with follow-up Educational Series/Conversations on most Mondays & Fridays through Apr. 17, 6:30 – 8 p.m. (Central Time). This Emmy-award winning documentary narrates the 14 billion year story of the universe's development in a way that is accessible to everyone. All sessions (documentary and educational series of 20 filmed conversations) will be held online via web meeting.  

Creation Care and Climate Change: It’s About the Kids!

February 25 at 8:30 AM CST - 4:00 PM 
Briarwood Retreat Center, 670 Copper Canyon Rd., Argyle, TX

An outstanding faculty will outline the theological and biblical context for creation care and the Church’s responsibility to future generations. They will show us the urgent need to live out a bold vision: to reduce our carbon footprint and take an active role in public policy.

Presenters include:

Dr. Barbara Rossing, New Testament professor, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson, Director of the Atmosphere and Energy Program, Stanford University
Cheryl Simmons, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Department of Agriculture
Bee Moorhead and the Rev. Sam Brannon, Texas Impact
Bishop Erik Gronberg, NT-NL Synod, ELCA

Discussion will probe next steps. What should we do next, after this event is over? Let’s work together to come up with ideas to bring to individuals, congregations, and the global church. How might the church encourage action everywhere that will address the pressing problem of climate change?

"Into Local Waters: 
Re-Wilding the Study of Christian Spirituality"
Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality Presidential Address

Lisa E. Dahill, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Religion, California Lutheran University

Saturday, November 21, 2016 9:00-10:15 am
In conjunction with the American Academy of Religion/Society for Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia

Peter Bakken,
Nov 28, 2015, 8:08 PM
Peter Bakken,
Nov 28, 2015, 8:11 PM
Peter Bakken,
Feb 14, 2017, 11:11 AM
Peter Bakken,
May 16, 2017, 1:50 PM
Peter Bakken,
Feb 19, 2015, 12:48 PM