When God Was a Bird - workshop May 22

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Author and educator Mark Wallace will present a model of God in Christianity as a creaturely, avian being who signals the presence of spirit in everything, human and more-than-human alike at When God Was a Bird.

The event, sponsored by Sinsinawa Mound Center, is being held virtually from 10 to 11 a.m. CDT Saturday, May 22.

Buried deep within the Christian tradition are startling portrayals of God as the beaked and feathered Holy Spirit—the "animal God.” Wallace will weave together scripture, theology, philosophy, and personal stories of sacred nature to challenge traditional Christianity's self-definition as an otherworldly religion and reopen the way for a new Earth-loving spirituality grounded in the ancient image of an animal God. His book “When God Was a Bird: Christianity, Animism, and the Re-Enchantment of the World” was published in 2019 and awarded the Nautilus Gold Award for best book in western religious thought. The fee is $10 per person, and the registration deadline is May 20 at 4 p.m. Please register by contacting Guest Services at 608-748-4411 or visiting our website at www.sinsinawa.org/moundcenter.