You don't have to check your brains at the door - Robin Williams (1951-2014), an Episcopalian and a comedian
The ability to reflect on the faith, the integration of human reason with mystical experience, and the willingness to engage with any social and contemporary issue, are characteristic of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican tradition. As comedian Robin Williams used to say about the Episcopal Church, of which he was a member: "You don't have to check your brains at the door".
Every Sunday 9:00am -10:00am parishioners and friends of the parish are invited to engage in a lively discussion of theological and other contemporary topics. The wealth of intellectual resources within the parish, the engagement of many parishioners in service to humanity, and the net of friendships that the parish has developed over the years allow for very informative talks and some deep discussions, in spite of the short time allotted.
Come to our library every Sunday at 9:00am and be surprised (or check the calendar below!)
SUNDAY FORUM 2019
9:00 am to 10:00am
In 2018-2019 Christian formation at Christ Church is focused overall on three "streams":
- THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH
March 10 - Deepening our spiritual life through our practices
March 17 - Psalmody as a way to personal growth
March 24 - A communal understanding of Scripture
March 31 - Contemplation as leading to a deeper life
April 7 - Personal growth in our humanity
April 14 - The depths of God's hospitality
EASTERTIDE FORUMS 2019
During Eastertide 2019 we will discuss Rowan Williams' book Tokens of Trust, which is a contemporary exposition of the Creed.
Copies of Tokens of Trust will be available for sale.
April 28 - Tokens of Trust, ch. 1: Who can we trust?
May 5 - Tokens of Trust, ch. 2: The risk of Love
May 12 - Presentation of "A Way to God: Thomas Merton's Creation Spirituality Journey", by Matthew Fox
May 19 - Tokens of Trust, ch. 3: A man for all seasons
May 26 - Tokens of Trust, ch. 4: The peace dividend
June 2 - Presentation of "The Lynching Tree and the Cross" by James Cone, with Patricia Orton
June 9 - Tokens of Trust, ch. 5: God in company
June 16 - Tokens of Trust, ch. 6: Love actually
June 23 - Presentation of "Saved from Sacrifice" by Jorg Rieger
Sunday Forum October 28, 2018