Journey of the Universe 

Screenings and Discussion
In-Person (Oct. 15) and Online (Oct. 19 & 24) 

NEW Online Conversations 
(Nov. 2 - Dec 7) 

Oct. 15, 2 p.m. (Central) - University of St. Thomas

Oct. 19 & Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. (Central) - online

You are invited to go on the Journey of the Universe in October, with three opportunities to be awe-struck by this Emmy-award winning documentary which narrates the 14 billion year story of the universe's development in a single hour. 

The film tells this story in a way that is accessible to everyone: drawing on astronomy and physics to explain the emergence of galaxies and stars, geology and chemistry to understand the formation of Earth, biology and botany to trace life's evolution, and anthropology and history to see the rise of humans. Journey weaves science and humanities in a new way that allows for a comprehensive sense of awe and wonder to arise. This approach expands the human perspective to one that values life's complexity and sees the role of humans as critical to the further flourishing of the Earth community. 

An open facilitated discussion will follow each film screening. The University of St. Thomas is located at 3800 Montrose Blvd, Houston, 77006. Please register for either the in-person or online showing. Contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com with any questions.

NEW Conversations on Journey of the Universe

Tues./Thurs. Nov. 2 – Dec. 7, 6 p.m.

Christ the King Evangelical Lutheran Church invites you to join them for conversations on Journey of the Universe.

The first half of these conversations go into detail on the history of the universe with top scientists. The second half of these conversations are interviews with change-makers in many areas, inspired by our knowledge of this history. 

We will meet online, via web meeting, to listen to and discuss the conversations. We meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday, from Nov. 2 – Dec. 7 (except the Thanksgiving holiday). Join the conversation to be awe-struck by the journey of the universe! 

Please register. Contact Lisa Brenskelle at gcs.lrc@gmail.com with questions.


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: Scripture and Science, Lisa Brenskelle, leader of LRC Team for the TX-LA Gulf Coast Synod, ELCA, Sunday, September 24, 6 p.m. Central 


2017 Observance of the 

Plans and proposals for an Eco-Reformation

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.


Interfaith Environmental Network of Houston
  • Stewardship of the Waters
  • Stewardship of the Plants
  • Stewardship of the Animals
  • Stewardship of the Soil

A source of ideas for speakers and topics for your own events, links to presentations from past conferences, and a record of what people of faith have been thinking and saying about the care and restoration of creation

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