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"The times are difficult. They call for courage and faith." Father Thomas Merton, Advent-Christmas Letter 1967

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  • The Loft / Winter-Spring 2014

    Ian Morgan Cron

    Ian Morgan Cron - Jan 12, Feb 23, Mar 2 & 16, Apr 13 & 27, May 4, 11 & 18
    The Loft: A Series of Sunday Evening Worship Experiences
    5:30pm-6:45pm, Parish House Loft, FREE

    Traditional church isn’t for everyone. Some enjoy worship that’s varied and spontaneous, offering contemporary music and conversational talks, where the dress code is blue jeans rather than suits and ties, where faith is talked about more as a journey than a destination, and where being open-hearted is more important than being on time. If this is you, then mark your calendar and join us for these special nights.

    Ian Morgan Cron is curator of the Courage and Faith program. He is an Episcopal priest, counselor, bestselling author, and speaker. He serves as adjunct clergy at Christ Church.

  • Krista Tippett / 22 Feb

    Krista Tippett

    Krista Tippet--Sat, Feb 22, 2014
    Rediscovering the Virtue of Civility
    6:30pm Reception, Glass Hall; 7pm Talk, Chapel
    8:30pm Book Signing in Christ Church Bookstore
    FREE, no RSVP required.
    Doors open at 6pm.

    This young century is awash with urgent questions of survival, meaning, how we structure our common life, and who we are to each other. Yet it seems we are more divided than ever, unable to listen and speak across the differences. Krista Tippett believes that we are all called and equipped to be forces of wisdom and healing. She shares the fascinating findings of her NPR radio show On Being's civil conversations project, and offers spiritual courage and practical guidance for creating hospitable spaces to renew common life. Krista is present — listening, thinking, and responding in real time — in a way that is rare in modern media. In 2007 she published Speaking of Faith, a memoir of religion, including her move from geopolitical engagement to theology. Her latest book, Einstein's God illustrates some of the important ways the radio program and her vision continue to evolve.

    THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY OCCURRED. THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED!

  • Christian Wiman / 15 Mar

    Christian Wiman

    CANCELLED
    Christian Wiman--Sat, Mar 15, 2014
    My Bright Abyss
    6:30pm Reception, 7pm Talk, Parish House Loft
    8:30pm Book Signing in Christ Church Bookstore
    FREE, no RSVP required.
    Seating reservations available ONLY for groups of 10 or more -
    .
    Doors open at 6pm.

    Poet, translator, and editor Christian Wiman explores themes of spiritual faith and doubt in his spare, precise poems. “I have no illusions about adding to sophisticated theological thinking” he says. “But I think there are a ton of people out there who are what you might call unbelieving believers, people whose consciousness is completely modern and yet who have this strong spiritual hunger in them. I would like to say something helpful to those people.” Christian’s poetry collection Every Riven Thing won the Commonwealth Prize from the English Speaking Union and was named one of the New Yorker’s top 11 poetry books of 2010. His latest collection, My Bright Abyss was completed in the wake of a bone marrow transplant, and is a moving meditation. Joyful, sorrowful, and beautifully written, it is destined to become a spiritual classic, useful to anyone whose experience of life and art seems at times to overbrim its boundaries.

  • Philip Yancey/ 17 & 18 May

    Philip Yancey

    Philip Yancey--Sat, May 17, 2014
    An Evening with Philip Yancey
    6:30pm Reception, 7pm Talk, Parish House Loft
    8:30pm Book Signing in Christ Church Bookstore
    FREE, no RSVP required.
    Seating reservations available ONLY for groups of 10 or more -
    .
    Doors open at 6pm.

    Philip Yancey--Sun, May 18, 2014
    Guest Preacher, Worship Service, 9:15am

    Philip Yancey--Sun, May 18, 2014
    Guest Speaker, Exploration Series
    10:10am, Parish House Loft, FREE

    Author Philip Yancey serves as Editor-at-Large for Christianity Today magazine. He has written thirteen Gold Medallion Award-winning books and won two ECPA Book of the Year awards for What's So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew. Four of his books have sold over one million copies, and have been translated into 35 languages. Philip was one of the first contemporary voices that gave us permission to doubt but not abandon our faith in Where Is God When It Hurts? Just released in Jan 2014, thirty years after writing his first book, he has written The Question That Never Goes Away: What is God up to - or not - in a World of Such Tragedy and Pain?

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