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.
September 20 - Depression and Suicide: An Intimate Conversation Join St. Luke's clergy and parishioner Dr. Lisa Boswell, TACC therapist Nineshia Mont-Reynaud, and Steve Austin, a pastor who survived a suicide attempt, to discuss how the isolation and physical distancing required by living in a pandemic has increased rates of depression and suicidal ideations. The prolonged crisis of the pandemic is depleting people’s resources for resiliency. But there are things that we can pro-actively do for ourselves to build our resiliency reserves and support mental and spiritual well-being. And there are ways, even in this time of physical distance, that we can reach out to support one another which also adds to our capacity to be resilient.
September 27 – John Colb: Pando Theology
Ed interviews John Cobb, regarded as the preeminent scholar in the field of process philosophy and process theology. Process theology views God as “relational, present in every moment of our lives and in all entities and levels of being. The world is interconnected, in effect a giant ecosystem where what harms or blesses one, harms or blesses all.” A unifying theme of Cobb’s work is his emphasis on ecological interdependence—the idea that every part of the ecosystem is reliant on all the other parts. Cobb has argued that humanity’s most urgent task is to preserve the world on which it lives and depends.
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Recordings of Past Forums