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
MEG FERRIS AUDIO to be uploaded
Meg Ferris is a Ph.D. candidate at Claremont Graduate University working on water at the intersection of ecology and theology.
11/11 Post-traumatic slave disorder (1), with Cash Sutton
11/18 Post-traumatic slave disorder (2), with Cash Sutton
The series on POST-TRAUMATIC SLAVE DISORDER is based on the work of Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary.
Click here for the video that we are going to discuss.
11/25 The Nonviolent Messiah, with Simon Joseph, click here for more info on the speaker
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 PARISH 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 Church Music as prayer, with Jan Aldrich, our cantrice at Christ Church
For more info about her and music at Christ Church, 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 Sin in the writings of the Father of the Church, with Liza Anderson. Click here for more info on the speaker.
2/3 "DeRay McKesson's life work for civil rights and nonviolence", with Mary Roberts
2/10 The Episcopal Calendar of the Saints, with Liza Anderson. Click here for more info on the speaker.
2/17 The Creeds and secularization: the position of Harvey Cox with Jeff Paulus
2/24 Monks behind bars (prison ministry), with a monk of the Community of Divine Love
for more info click here
3/3 Moralizing vs. theologizing: two ways of reading the Bible, with Jim Dunkly and Jim Sanders.
A reflections by Jim Sanders is available here.
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