Oct 10, 2021 |
The St. Luke's Forum: Pride Sunday with The Reverend Kim Jackson| St. Luke's Podcasts
The St. Luke's Forum: Pride Sunday with The Reverend Kim Jackson
The Rev. Winnie Varghese interviews the Rev. Kim Jackson, vicar of Church of the Common Ground and Georgia state representative for Senate District 41, on her spiritual roots, her ministry with the unhoused, and Pride in pandemic times.
Oct 03, 2021 |
The St. Luke's Forum: Eco-apocalypse with Dr. Kyle Lambelet| St. Luke's Podcasts
The St. Luke's Forum: Eco-apocalypse with Dr. Kyle Lambelet
The end is nigh! The seas are rising, the mountains are burning, and the moon has turned red with blood. These are not the lines from an ancient apocalyptic text. Rather, they are headlines from media coverage of anthropogenic climate change. What should we make of this apocalyptic talk that so often comes up as we engage our planetary emergency? Join Dr. Kyle Lambelet of Candler School of Theology to explore what wisdom we can glean from apocalyptic tradition
May 30, 2021 |
John Philip Newell| St. Luke's Podcasts
John Philip Newell
Join Ed for a conversation with John Philip Newell who shares the wisdom of Celtic Christianity explaining how this earth-based spirituality can help us rediscover the natural rhythms of life and deepen our spiritual connection with God, with each other, and with the earth. His new book "Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul" will be published in July. Stay connected with John Philip Newell: https://www.earthandsoul.org/
May 23, 2021 |
Daniel Sokatch| St. Luke's Podcasts
Join Ed for a conversation with Daniel Sokatch, CEO of the New Israel Fund, about the situation in the Middle East. It's a fast-paced masterclass on the history of the region from Israel's creation in 1948 up to today's painful realities.
May 16, 2021 |
David Lee Windecher| St. Luke's Podcasts
David Lee Windecher
Leaving The Security of Our Tribes: Healing Gang Violence Ed welcomes David Lee Windecher, a trailblazing criminal defense attorney, author, and activist in the social justice movement to end mass incarceration, reduce recidivism, and redress racial inequity in the criminal justice system, to this Sunday's Forum. For the last three Forums, Ed has interviewed men who were involved in gang violence (the KKK, the Skinheads, and a Miami Latino Gang). After their emancipation/redemption, they all found ways to pass help others. Hear about David Lee's nonprofit to advance restorative, not retributive, justice. Growing up poor in Miami David Lee was arrested 13 times and spent over 7 months incarcerated as a juvenile. He dropped out of high school and joined a gang for protection. Another resurrection story, David's story of transformation from defendant to defense attorney challenges our notions of justice and criminality. David believes his story sheds light on the loss of humanity within the legal system in which a punitive approach damages people and the community at large.
Apr 25, 2021 |
Maggie Fox| St. Luke's Podcasts
Maggie Fox, a nationally prominent environmental lawyer, advocate and educator, is Ed’s guest for the Forum tomorrow - Creation Care Sunday. Maggie is the founder of the Global Biodiversity Narrative Project and is past president and CEO of the Climate Reality Project and the Climate Action Fund, with global campaigns training citizens and leaders. She was the national president of America Votes as well as the Southwest Regional Director and Deputy Executive Director of the Sierra Club. Maggie began her career as a classroom teacher and community organizer on the Navajo and Hopi Reservations of Arizona and New Mexico.
Apr 18, 2021 |
Dr. Arthur Kellermann| St. Luke's Podcasts
Dr. Arthur Kellermann
Gun Violence, Public Health, and Following the Science
Dr. Arthur Kellermann, CEO of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Health System and former Chair of the Emergency Medicine Department of Emory University, has looked at gun violence through the lens of public health for three decades. He and Ed Bacon talk this Sunday about the difference it makes to follow the science on the issue of guns as opposed to polarizing and divisive ideological fighting. Ed poses to Dr. Kellermann, a former member of St. Luke’s, two important questions, “Where Are We Now?” and “Where Do We Go From Here?”
Apr 11, 2021 |
Dr. Rueben Brigety| St. Luke's Podcasts
Dr. Rueben Brigety
The Price of Being A Free People is that No One is Coming to Save Us
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of the South, Sewanee, Dr. Reuben Brigety, has been in office less than a year. Within that brief period of time, the Board of Trustees has issued a statement denouncing the Confederate Christianity expressed in the founding of the university, there has been a season of phantom vandalism at the Brigetys’ home, and referees at a lacrosse game emptied the stands after Sewanee students yelled racist epithets at the African American athletes playing on the field.
Throughout the upheavals, Dr. Brigety, the first African American Vice-Chancellor (President), has approached every crisis as an opportunity to lead Sewanee into a new chapter of educational excellence. In this Sunday’s Forum he discusses each event with Ed Bacon and responds to the questions, “Where Are We Now?” and “Where Do We Go From Here?”
Listen and learn from the leader of Sewanee who earlier was dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and U.S. ambassador to the African Union. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, holds a doctorate in international affairs from the University of Cambridge.
Mar 14, 2021 |
Anna Malaika Tubbs| St. Luke's Podcasts
Anna Malaika Tubbs
St. Luke’s welcomes the author of “The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation.” Anna Malaika Tubbs speaks with Ed about the impact of these three mothers of had on the course of American history.
Mar 07, 2021 |
Elaine Pagels| St. Luke's Podcasts
The weekend of March 6 and 7, 2021 marks the one year anniversary of our last Sunday worshipping together before COVID -19 paused our physical in-church gatherings for worship. Our guest speaker that March 8-9, 2020 weekend was the acclaimed Princeton professor and scholar of the gnostic gospels, Elaine Pagels. At the Forum, March 7, Professor Pagels and Ed Bacon will reflect together on her life, thinking, teaching, and writing during the pandemic.
Feb 28, 2021 |
The Rev. angel Kyodo Williams| St. Luke's Podcasts
The Rev. angel Kyodo Williams
Rev. angel Kyodo Williams is an esteemed Zen Buddhist priest and the second woman of African descent recognized as a teacher in the Japanese Zen lineage in the world. Krista Tippett of “On Being,” says, “She is one of our wisest voices on social evolution and the spiritual aspect of social healing.” Rev. angel and Ed Bacon have been friends for almost a decade. They co-led an interfaith pilgrimage to Pando, the one-tree forest. She’s the author of Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace and Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation. In 2020, she created the first annual Great Radical Race Read.
Feb 21, 2021 |
The Rev. Kim Jackson| St. Luke's Podcasts
The Rev. Kim Jackson
In this Sunday Forum, Ed Bacon continues a series of conversations with national leaders during which he poses two questions, “Where Are We Now?” and “Where Do We Go From Here?” This week’s guest, the Rev Kim Jackson is both Episcopal priest and State of Georgia Senator. As the vicar of The Church of the Common Ground, Rev. Jackson serves a parish of those who are experiencing homelessness or who have had that experience. She also is the first out lesbian elected to the state Senate. She tells her story of experiencing a call to ordination as well as a call to elected public service. Her witness to the Heritage of prophetic leadership is transformational.
Feb 14, 2021 |
Dr. Catherine Meeks, Executive Director, The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing| St. Luke's Podcasts
Dr. Catherine Meeks, Executive Director, The Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing
We continue a series of conversations about “Where Are We Now?” And “Where do we go from here? Dr. Catherine Meeks directs the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing. A keen prophetic voice about Church, Culture, and the Human Heart, Dr. Meeks explains the inspiring leadership of Absalom Jones as well as God’s call for healing to each of us after 500,000 COVID-19 deaths and a post-insurrection America.
Feb 07, 2021 |
Carter Center CEO: Paige Alexander| St. Luke's Podcasts
Carter Center CEO: Paige Alexander
“Where are we now?” “Where do we go from here?” These are two questions all of us are considering in the context of transitions the new year has brought us. Ed Bacon continues a series of Forums with thought leaders who are grappling with these questions and whose leadership is impacting lives. Paige Alexander, CEO of the Carter Center, is explicitly charged with “building peace, health, and hope for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people.” Ed met Paige during the series of Mourning Into Unity prayer vigils St. Luke’s hosted. She has much to say about moving forward with hope in unsettling times.
Jan 24, 2021 |
Diana Butler Bass| St. Luke's Podcasts
Diana Butler Bass
Ed welcomes author and scholar Diana Butler Bass to the St. Luke's Forum this Sunday, January 24 immediately following the 10am service. Dr. Butler Bass has written extensively on the history of Christianity, the church in America, and spirituality. She will bring her knowledge of the terrain of religious America to help us understand the religious expressions and dynamics feeding so many who took part in the siege of our Capitol.
Jan 17, 2021 |
Dr. King’s Core Values As Lived by Ebenezer Baptist Church Members| St. Luke's Podcasts
Dr. King’s Core Values As Lived by Ebenezer Baptist Church Members
Interim Rector Ed Bacon continues his exploration of Kingian principles this Sunday welcoming Dr. John Vaughn, Executive Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, and Dr. Gwendolyn Middlebrooks, longtime member of Ebenezer and veteran of the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Middlebrooks also is a personal friend of the King family – she was a babysitter for the King children. They will discuss which values are core, which ones are most frequently invoked at Ebenezer, and how those values look in daily practice.
Dec 20, 2020 |
Wonder: Barbara Brown Taylor| St. Luke's Podcasts
Wonder: Barbara Brown Taylor
“Wonder” is a powerful word in life and in Christianity. “Star of wonder!” brings to heart the impact of the Christmas message. Christmas may be the most wonder-filled liturgical season of them all. Join Ed as he continues his exploration of wonder with Barbara Brown Taylor, whose most recent book is Always a Guest.