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Christianity

Decoding Signs and Symbols
of Roman Catholicism

Advisor to The Guibord Center the Rt. Rev. Alexei Smith invited us to a special guided tour of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
Be sure to enjoy the video!

Christian Sacred Texts

St. John’s Cathedral hosted The
Guibord Center for the hauntingly
beautiful liturgy of Tenebrae during
Holy Week as part of our 101 Series:
Sacred Texts in Sacred Places.

Decoding Ritual & Symbols of
Orthodox Christianity

Fr. John Bakas, Dean of Saint Sophia’s Cathedral, takes us
on a journey that layer-by-layer carries us into a deeper understanding
of the Christianity that has existed, ever the same and ever transformational,
for two thousand long and turbulent years.

Mormonism 101

The discussion, filled with examples from
their very rich lives in the Church, was not
about The Church or theology per se
but about how these direct the way
they live out each day.

Ancient Wisdom in the
Modern World

with HIS GRACE, BISHOP DEMETRIOS OF MOKISSIS

His Grace, Bishop Demetrios of Moskissos, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, stands taller than most men. He is an imposing figure who could be enormously intimidating – except for the sparkle in his eyes and the smile that lights up his face when he interacts with people.

GROUNDED AND
GRATEFUL

WITH DIANA BUTLER BASS

Author Diana Butler Bass explores Gratitude,
the topic of her next book, in a new way, giving
us food for thought in these chaotic times.

CHRISTIAN IDENTITY IN A
MULTI-FAITH WORLD

WITH BRIAN MCLAREN

Widely acclaimed author and speaker Brian McLaren
asks “Can you be a committed Christian without
having to condemn or convert people of other faiths?
Is it possible to affirm other religious traditions without
watering down your own?”

The Bible, Women & Violence

with DR. AMY-JILL LEVINE

Dr. Amy Jill Levine leaned on the altar, kicked off her heels
and plunged into a topic she was eager to tackle.

“ANY TIME the Bible gives rise to something that’s violent – that’s a misuse of the text!…
To hold the Bible in one hand and to engage in violence with the other
is both a sin and an obscenity. That should be pretty clear.

Understanding The Jewish Jesus

with DR. AMY-JILL LEVINE

“In order to understand Jesus fully, we need to have a
sense of how the people who first heard him understood
him, which means we need to know how his
words sounded to First Century Jewish ears. If we get
the context wrong, we’ll get him wrong.” — Dr. Amy-Jill Levine

Gospel Politics

with DR. AMY-JILL LEVINE

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine completely enthralled
and thoroughly challenged those who
attended Gospel Politics just prior to the
November Elections in 2012.

“HONOR EARTH”

with Choctaw Elder and
Episcopal Bishop STEVEN CHARLESTON

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Genesis Revisited

with RABBI RACHEL ADLER, DR. ROSEMARY RADFORD REUTHER and DR. MEHNAZ AFRIDI

Those who came to hear these three scholars’ lively exploration of Genesis from a Feminist’s point of view left pondering the rich discussions of the very different Creation Stories found within Genesis and in The Holy Qur’an.

Dual Belonging

with Dr. James Fredericks, the Rev. Karen MacQueen,
moderated by Ryan Bell

Trailblazers in religious pluralism, these
panelists share their personal Journey of
faith that embraces the essence of two
traditions on a path toward understanding
the Holy with integrity of participation in
each tradition.

Trouble in Families:
Abrahamic Texts Panel Discussion

with THE VERY REV. JOHN BAKAS, RABBI SUZANNE SINGER AND IMAM JIHAD TURK

The panel discussion of the Abrahamic texts shed light
on some of the difficult and troubling texts of the major
Abrahamic faiths: Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

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