Changing Perceptions: Earth, Self, God

Pilgrim United Church of Christ and Open Circle Fellowship Unitarian Universalist are partnering with the Jesus Seminar on the Road program to ask how new scientific insights are changing the way people conceive of the earth, the human self, and the divine. The event is led by guest scholars Clayton Crockett of the University of Central Arkansas and Susan Elliott, a writer and environmental activist based in Red Lodge, Montana.

The program, entitled “Changing Perceptions: Earth, Self, God,” kicks off with a lecture on Friday, October 6th, 7:30–9 pm, and continues on Saturday, October 7th, with a series of daytime sessions 9:30 am – 4 pm. Beginning with an overview of how human relationships with the earth have changed from ancient to modern times, Elliott and Crockett will move on to ancient and modern conceptions of the self. The event will conclude by tackling the question of God’s meaning and value, if any, for the future.

All events take place at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 535 Stow St., Fond du Lac, WI 54935. Prices are $20 for the Friday evening lecture, $30 for each morning and afternoon session on Saturday, or $60 for the whole weekend. This event qualifies for Continuing Education Units for clergy and other educators. Registration is accepted online and at the door (credit cards accepted).

To read a program description and to register online, visit:

Speakers are available for interviews.

Jesus Seminar on the Road isa program of the Westar Institute, a non-profit, public-benefit research and educational organization that bridges the gap between scholarship about religion and the perception of religion in popular culture. It is not affiliated with any religious institution or denomination and does not advocate a particular theological point of view.


  • Occurred Saturday, October 7th, 2017 — all day


Pilgrim United Church of Christ

535 Stow St.
Fond du Lac, 54935


Peg Bradley