Theology Tuesdays – This Summer

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  • Heard about the Trinity in Church but not sure what it means?
  • Interested in the Bible but have no idea how to even approach it?
  • Like the music you hear each Sunday but want to know more about where it comes from?

A series this summer offers the chance to delve deeper into several topics related to the Church you may be curious about. Join others on Tuesdays at 7:00pm  in the Guild Room to glean insights from three informative and enriching books — and from each other. All are welcome — whatever your level of knowledge and whatever you believe (or don’t). Reading the book is helpful, but not required. Refreshments will be served. For more information, Email the Reverend Peter Thompson, Assistant Rector. Books are available in advance from the Parish Office (203 947-2806) or your favorite book source.

 

JUNE: The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation
by Richard Rohr and Mike Morrell

With the help of the popular contemplative write Richard Rohr, we’ll tackle one of  Christianity’s toughest topics — the Trinity — and ask how such an abstract dogma with origins deep in the past can be relevant to our lives today.

June 6: Introduction & Part 1 (Wanted: A Trinitarian Revolution)
June 13: Part II (Why the Trinity? Why Now?)
June 20: Part III (The Holy Spirit)
No session June 27 or July 4

 

 


JULY: What’s in the Bible? How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel About Everything

by Rob Bell

Bestselling author Rob Bell was once at the center of American evangelicalism, but his liberal ideas have made him more controversial in recent years. In discussing his latest book about the Bible, you can explore how the Bible can be both powerfully moving and incredibly complicated.

July 11: Part 1 (There’s Something More Going on Here)
July 18: Part 2 (The Nature of that Something) & Part 3 (Where That Something Takes Us)
July 25: Part 4 (The Question That Always Comes Up)

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AUGUST: O Sing Unto the Lord: A History of English Church Music
by Andrew Gant
featuring special guest Jake Street, Director of Music

St. Paul’s, like many Episcopal churces, would not be what i is if it were not for the English church music tradition. These sessions outline the history of that tradition, allow participants to listen to the best examples of music from it, and chat with Director of Music, Jake Street, about how that tradition is still alive at St. Paul’s.

August 1: Chapters 1-5
No Session August 8
August 15: Chapters 5-10
August 22: Chapters 11-13
August 29: Chapter 14