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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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Welcome to Courage and Faith. The Fall 2014 season is approaching.

  • The Loft / Fall 2014

    Ian Morgan Cron

    Ian Morgan Cron - Every Sunday, Sep 14 - Dec 7, 2014 (EXCEPT Oct 12 & Nov 30)
    The Loft: Sunday Evening Contemplative Worship and Conversation with Ian Morgan Cron
    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 silence and reflection are deeply valued. 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.

  • Kathleen Norris / 25 &26 Oct

    Christian Wiman

    Kathleen Norris--Sat, Oct 25, 2014
    The Contemplative Life
    6:30pm Reception, 7pm Talk, Parish House Loft
    FREE, no RSVP required.

    Kathleen Norris--Sun, Oct 26, 2014
    9:15am, Guest Preacher, Worship Service, Church
    10:10am, Talk, Exploration Series, Parish House Loft
    FREE, no RSVP required.

    Kathleen Norris is the award-winning author of four New York Times bestsellers. Exploring the spiritual life, her work is at once intimate and historical, rich in poetry and meditations, brimming with exasperation and reverence, deeply grounded in both nature and spirit, sometimes funny, and often provocative. As an oblate of the Benedictine monastery Assumption Abbey, she has structured The Cloister Walk, as a diary of her monastic experience interspersed with meditations on saints, Emily Dickinson, celibacy, loneliness, monogamy, and Ephrem of Syria, a hymnist of the early church. In Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith she sheds light on very dicult theological concepts such as grace, repentance, dogma, and faith. She divides her time between South Dakota and Honolulu.


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