Sunday Forum

You don't have to check your brains at the door - Robin Williams (1951-2014), 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 - FALL 2018 - 9:00 am to 10:00am

The following list reflects the three streams on which Christian formation at Christ Church is focused overall in Fall 2018:

  • ECOLOGY
  • NONVIOLENCE
  • THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH


(Clicking on the links below you will be directed mostly to pages outside this website about the speakers).


9/2 Confidentiality and truth-telling in a church setting, with Gianluigi Gugliermetto

9/9 A plastic-free world? With Amanda Alexander and Kevin Morton

9/16 The Huerta del Valle community garden in Ontario, with Arthur Levine and Maria Alonso - click here for more info on the speakers

9/23 Church and politics from ancient Israel to today, with James A. Sanders (1) - click here for more info on the speaker

9/30 Church and politics from ancient Israel to today, with James A. Sanders (2) - click here for more info on the speaker

10/7 The Nonviolence of Jesus, with Giovanni Esti, click here for more info on the speaker

10/14 Ecology and theology in the works of Anne Primavesi, with Mary Roberts

10/21 Prayer as interiorized liturgy in the Syriac tradition, with Liza Anderson, click here for more info on the speaker

10/28 Matta-el-Meskeen and contemporary Egyptian monasticism, with Giovanni Esti, click here for more info on the speaker

11/4 Water as part of holiness, with Meg Ferris

11/11 Post-slavery traumatic disorder, with Cash Sutton

11/18 Church music as prayer, with Jan Aldrich

11/25 The Nonviolent Messiah, with Simon Joseph, click here for more info on the speaker

12/2 Spirituality and politics: open discussion

12/9 Spirituality and politics: open discussion

12/16 What happened at General Convention 2018? With Bishop John Taylor

12/23 Spirituality and politics: open discussion