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February 2019

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

February 10, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am EST
Brick Church, 62 East Ninety-Second Street
New York, NY 10128-1398 United States
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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 years in the U.S. at Union Theological Seminary, Harvard University and the University of Chicago. Among and against many of his Lutheran colleagues amidst the…

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March 2019

Adult Education Presents: Prayer Journeys

March 3, 2019 @ 9:30 am - March 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am EST
Third Floor Living Room, 62 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128 United States
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By Deborah Kramm Prayer Journeys is the latest in Brick Church's popular Faith Journeys Series where our ministers and members of our congregation speak about their own journeys of faith. This two part series will focus on prayer, intertwined with a discussion of each individual’s personal prayer practices. Sunday March 3 How We Pray Reverends Kimberly Clayton and Douglas King Come and get a glimpse into the prayer life of clergy.  Reverends Kimberly Clayton and Doug King will share their personal stories of…

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“How We Pray”

March 3, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am EST
Brick Church, 62 East Ninety-Second Street
New York, NY 10128-1398 United States

  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.

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Adult Education Presents: Race, Colonialism, and the Church

March 31, 2019 @ 9:30 am - April 14, 2019 @ 10:45 am EDT
Third Floor Living Room, 62 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128 United States
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By Rebekah McLeod Hutto, Joshua Narcisse, and Hannah Faye Allred During our 250th Anniversary year at Brick Church we welcomed scholars who gave historical lectures on Presbyterian history the last 250 years. Dr. James Moorhead from Princeton Seminary lectured here February 26, 2017 on “America’s Original Sin”, on the divisions in the Presbyterian church from those for or against slavery (a lecture you can view here). But he also spoke about the colonization efforts of many Presbyterians in the North.…

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April 2019

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

April 7, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am EDT
Third Floor Living Room, 62 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128 United States
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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, religion, and empire in American history. Her current research asks how colonial encounters made and re-made both indigenous and white settler religion in the early…

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Nationalism and Resistance Then and Now

April 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am EDT
Third Floor Living Room, 62 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128 United States
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Sunday April 28 9:45 a.m. RESCHEDULED from Sunday Feb 3, Rev. Dr. Nancy Duff will lecture 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 God’s will worked through the National Socialist Party. For many, loyalty to the Arian race and the German nation (“blood and soil”) had usurped loyalty to God. In this session, Dr. Duff will…

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“Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Nationalism and Resistance Then and Now”

April 28, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am EDT
Third Floor Living Room, 62 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128 United States
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"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 God’s will worked through the National Socialist Party. For many, loyalty to the Arian race and the German nation (“blood and soil”) had usurped loyalty…

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May 2019

FAITH AND PHILOSOPHY

May 5, 2019 @ 9:30 am - May 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am EDT
Third Floor Living Room, 62 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128 United States
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At the forefront of religion,“ faith” is a spiritual behavior to look at more closely. Is this behavior, either individual or collective, attached to religion only? This is the question we will explore this May. Both scholars will take into consideration some aspects of well-accepted religious practice, history of the reformed tradition of Christianity, especially involving John Calvin’s conception of faith and his practices. Then among modern practices involving a high level of Spirit activity, Frederick will analyze, by taking…

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The Wider Horizons: “Keep the Faith!”

May 12, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am EDT
Third Floor Living Room, 62 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128 United States
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 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 Martin Luther and Paul Tillich but also to our own experience and understanding.

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June 2019

Thematic Approach to Studying Scripture – June 9

June 9, 2019 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am EDT
Third Floor Living Room, 62 East 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128 United States
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By Tom Robinson.  Most know about The Brick Church’s lectionary approach to Scripture, meaning that every Sunday a minister selects one or two Biblical texts from a group of four to read in worship and serve as the basis of the day’s sermon. Studying Scripture can also be approached one book at a time, selecting one of the 69 Books of the Bible to read through from start to finish. This has worked well for the Men and Women’s Bible…

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