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 2018 - 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
ADVENT SERIES: OUR ENEMIES AND OUR FRIENDS
(led by Jim Dunkly, this series aims at creating a conversation on this central and difficult topic)
12/2 Who are "our" enemies?
12/9 Do we "need" enemies?
12/16 SPECIAL VESTRY MEETING with Bishop John Taylor
12/23 Enemies "within us"?
30/12 What is the "Monastery Without Walls"?
Potentiality and limits of monastic spirituality in today's world, with Fr. Gianluigi
1/6 The Offertory at Mass, with Fr. Gianluigi
Learn about the liturgy at Christ Church here.
1/13 Seeds of Hope, with Tim Alderson
Tim is the diocesan coordinator for organic gardens
for more information click here
1/20 True love as a flow, with Jana Milhon-Martin
Jana is the Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor at Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles
1/27 Church music as prayer, with Jan Aldrich
Jan is our cantrice at Christ Church
For more info about her and music at Christ Church, click here
2/3 The Creeds and secularization: the position of Harvey Cox with Jeff Paulus
DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
2/10 The Episcopal Calendar of the Saints, with Liza Anderson. Click here for more info on the speaker.
2/17 "DeRay McKesson's life work", with Mary Roberts DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
2/24 Monks behind bars (prison ministry), with a monk of the Community of Divine Love DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE for more info click here
3/3 Feeding the hungry
LENT SERIES (during Lent, we will explore the Gospel lesson of the day with different approaches) :
- March 10 Luke 4: 1-13
- March 17 Luke 13: 31-35
- March 24 Luke 13:1-9
- March 31 Luke 15: 1-3; 11-32
- April 7 John 12: 1-8
YOU CAN FIND IN OUR ARCHIVE THE TOPICS AND SPEAKERS OF PAST FORUMS,
AS WELL AS INSTRUCTIVE MATERIAL SUCH AS VIDEOS, HANDOUTS, ETC.
Sunday Forum October 28, 2018