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A Learning Circle Exploring a Process Worldview For Newcomers

WHAT?Learning Circle
WHEN?March 4 – April 1, 2024
Meets weekly on Mondays
1:00 – 2:30 PM Pacific / 4:00 – 5:30 PM Eastern
WHERE?Online Via Zoom

Want to learn more about process thought? Join our learning circle, as we read and discuss together various essays on important themes to process thought. The topics will include the interconnectedness and relational nature of the universe, the idea that nature is alive and has value for itself, and process and beauty.

The learning circle will begin with a general introduction to process thought and a process worldview by a close exploration of those topics using the “Educator’s Toolbox” found on the Cobb Institute website. Jay McDaniel has provided 20 Key Ideas as a springboard for discussing process thought as well as thoughts on a process worldview. The circle will conclude with a 90-minute question and answer session (Going Deeper) with Dr. McDaniel.

No prior knowledge of process thought is required.

The universe is an ongoing process of development and change, never quite the same from moment to moment. Every entity in the universe is best understood as a process of becoming that emerges through its interactions with others. The beings of the world are becomings.

–Twenty Key Ideas in Process Thought

Schedule & Outline

We will meet weekly on Mondays, at 1:00 – 2:30 PM Pacific, from March 4 – April 1, 2024.

  • Mar 4: Session 1: Introduction to Process Thought
  • Mar 11: Session 2: Interconnectedness / Relational Nature of the Universe
  • Mar 18: Session 3: Nature is Alive and Has Value For Itself
  • Mar 25: Session 4: Beauty in Process Thought
  • Apr 1: Session 5: Going Deeper with Dr. McDaniel

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About the Facilitator

Terry Goddard is a retired professor of history and religion. He has a MA in history from Loyola University Chicago and a PhD from Chicago Theological Seminary. He has served on the Cobb Institute board and as Director of Educational Offerings. Currently, Terry offers on going book discussions for Process and Faith and the Cobb Institute – Readings on Faiths Around the World.


Terry lives in Little Rock, Arkansas with his wife, Miriam, and their companion – Ollie. Terry is an avid reader of topics in science, nature, philosophy, and religion. He writes a blog on those topics and more. Terry also offers courses at a senior life long learning center in Little Rock. More importantly, Terry and Miriam love the outdoors and spend as much time as possible exploring the beauty of Arkansas’s rivers and mountains – kayaking and sauntering.