The Forum at St. Luke's
On Earth as it is in Heaven:
Conversations about God's Presence in the World
Each week on Sunday morning at 10:15 a.m., we gather in the Parish Hall and online to consider the big issues of being Christian in our world. Most sessions begin with an interview, conducted by Interim Rector Ed Bacon, followed by Q and A. St. Luke's invites the most interesting leaders in the area to discuss topics ranging from race relations to economic justice, evangelical Christianity to Islam. At St. Luke's, we appreciate the minds God has bestowed upon us and The Forum helps us stretch them!
During the pandemic, The Forum continues virtually, immediately following the 10 a.m., which streams live online.
Sunday, February 14: Dr. Catherine Meeks
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.
Sunday, February 7: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.
Sunday, January 24: Diana Butler Bass
Ed welcomes author and scholar Diana Butler Bass to the St. Luke's Forum this Sunday, January 24 immediately following the 10 a.m. 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.
Watch Previous Forums
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Recordings of Past Forums