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.
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 […]
Hannah Faye grew up in a Southern Baptist Church and is now a seminary student at one of the most liberal theological institutions in the country. Still learning what it means to be a pastor, Hannah Faye will explain how breaking the mold doesn’t always mean starting over and how she has come to cherish […]
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 […]
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" 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 […]
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 […]