The Search for Meaning in the World of Religion
Over the course of three thousand years no less than five world religions were born that are still a source of faith and practice to billions of people around the world. Why? Over the last hundred years scientists have probed deep into the nature of material existence itself, uncovering a wild and whacky quantum universe unimagined until our day. What they discovered has caused even the most secular of them to ask the question, “Why?” The great questions of humanity have been the same for as long as there have been humans around to ask them: “Who are we?”…”Why are we here?”…”What is our purpose?”… “Is there more?”
On Thursday, September 20th at the McCormick County Library, Jim Willis will probe the history of our ancestor’s search for answers. Drawing from the fields of comparative religion, archeology, philosophy, literature and science, Willis will share insights gleaned from a lifetime of study and practical experience.
The free presentation is entitled: From Religion to Reality: The search for meaning in the world of religion. It will begin at 6:30 pm.
Having earned his master’s degree in theology from Andover Newton Theological School, Jim Willis has been an ordained minister for over forty years. He has also taught college courses in comparative religion and cross-cultural studies. In addition, Willis has been a professional musician, high school orchestra and band teacher, arts council director, and even a drive-time radio show host. His background in theology and education led to his writings on religion, the apocalypse, cross-cultural spirituality, and the mysteries of the unknown. His books include The Religion Book and Armageddon Now: The End of the World A to Z. He also published Faith, Trust & Belief: A Trilogy of the Spirit. Willis resides in Plum Branch, South Carolina with his wife, Barbara.