“Worshiping God Today”

https://youtu.be/LtmfIQ5uWR8 In this time of time of transition in both our congregation and our denomination, we are spending four Sundays together looking at changes currently before us in our service to the unchanging God. Rev. Kimberly Bracken Long presents Worshiping God Today about the recent revision to our denomination’s Book of Common Worship. 

The Christian Faith Today

https://youtu.be/L7eKXwhXt8o Rev. Kimberly L. Clayton discusses The Christian Faith Today. Rev. Clayton will speak about changes as the broader church moves into what theologian Harvey Cox has called today’s post-Constantinian “Age of Faith.” 

Whatever Happened to Mainline Protestantism?

https://youtu.be/BhBUJb_-akY Barbara G. Wheeler will present Whatever Happened to Mainline Protestantism? What does the future hold for the Presbyterian Church and for congregations like The Brick Church? 

Joshua Narcisse “Presbyterianism in America: A Story of Race, Faith, Death, and Uncertainty”

https://youtu.be/xcnDcWKyAv8 Drawing from his work with the 2020 Vision Team, a committee of the Office of the General Assembly, Joshua will discuss the words of hope, and anxiety, that he has heard from across the denomination. Sitting with these numerous tensions: Black and Presbyterian, denominational decline, and the uncertainty of what the future holds, he […]

Paul Tillich: Challenging Fascism in His Time and What it Might Mean for Christians Today

Brick Church 62 East Ninety-Second Street, New York

Mark Taylor discusses the story behind how Paul Tillich was forced underground by Hitler when the Nazis confiscated and burned his new published book, The Socialist Decision. Tillich, along with many Jewish intellectuals, was the first Christian academic to be purged from positions in German higher education. Tillich then taught for the rest of his […]

“How We Pray”

Brick Church 62 East Ninety-Second Street, New York

  How We Pray: Reverends Kimberly Clayton and Douglas King From March 3, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. Come and get a glimpse into the prayer life of our clergy as Reverends Kimberly Clayton and Doug King share their personal stories of why, how, when, and where they pray. Some of the answers may surprise you.

“Pipelines, Presbyteries, and the Doctrine of Discovery: Indigenous Voices on Christianity and U.S. Settler Colonialism.”

Third Floor Living Room 62 East 92nd Street, New York

From Sunday, April 7, 2019: Dr. Tisa Wenger, from Yale Divinity School, presents “Pipelines, Presbyteries, and the Doctrine of Discovery: Indigenous Voices on Christianity and U.S. Settler Colonialism.” Dr. Wenger’s interests include religious encounters in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States, especially the U.S. West; the cultural politics of religious freedom; and the intersections of race, […]

“Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Nationalism and Resistance Then and Now”

Third Floor Living Room 62 East 92nd Street, New York

"Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Nationalism and Resistance Then and Now" From Sunday April 28 9:45 a.m.: RESCHEDULED from Sunday Feb 3, Rev. Dr. Nancy Duff lectures on the German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. In August of 1933 Bonhoeffer wrote to his Grandmother: “The issue really is Germanism or Christianity.” German Christians placed Nazi flags alongside the communion table and believed […]

The Wider Horizons: “Keep the Faith!”

Third Floor Living Room 62 East 92nd Street, New York

 Sunday, May 12: The Wider Horizons: “Keep the Faith!”  Rev. Dr. Dale Irvin, New York Theological Seminary In Scripture, faith implies steadfastness and trustworthiness. Faith also brings with it a certainty beyond what would otherwise be the case. Dr. Irvin explores what this has meant through the ages, paying attention to theologians such as […]