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The Apostle Paul: A Biography

This year the topics for discussion will include several short series of classes led by Canon George Maxwell that will focus on what Paul, the apostle, was actually doing and why; several classes led by Dean Sam Candler offering new ways to understand some old theological ideas; and several classes led by Canon Cathy Zappa, Canon Lauren Holder, and special invited guests on a variety of other topics.

September 9: A Introduction  slides

September 16: From Tarsus to Jerusalem slides 

September 23:
 From Jerusalem to Damascus slides 

September 30: 
Return to Tarsus slides 

October 14:
 Antioch slides

October 21:
 To and From Galatia slides

October 28:
 From Antioch to Jerusalem slides 

November 4:
From Antioch to Athens slides 

November 11: Guest Speaker: Major General James E. Livingston

November 18: Putting the Christ Back in Thanksgiving slides 

December 2: Guest Speaker: The Rev. Paul-Gordon Chandler

December 9: The Annual Parish Meeting

January 13: The Areopagus Address slides

January 20: Paul’s first visit to Corinth in Greece (Jennifer Priestley)

January 27: Ephesus, Part 1 slides

February 3: Power and Unity: The Prison Letters slides

February 10: Back to Corinth slides

February 24:

March 10: Lent slides 

March 17: Lenten Series with Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson
Subsequent presentations will be Wednesday nights through April 10

March 31: Worship and Music (Dr. Dale Adelmann)

April 7: Dementia from the Inside Out (The Very Rev. Tracey Lind)

April 28: Episcopal Preaching Foundation (Gary Shilling)

May 5: Moving in the Spirit, 2020 Cathedral Antiques Show beneficiary

May 12: Emmaus House (Greg Cole)

May 19: The Book of Tobit (Jennifer Priestley) 

June 9: Introduction to the Life and Thought of Howard Thurman (Barbara Pendergrast) 

June 16: Coming Out Christian (The Rev. Kim Jackson and the Rev. Canon Lauren Holder) 

June 30: Treating Sacred Violence: Interfaith and Humanist Resources For Peaceable Religions, Week 2 (The Rev. Dr. Thee Smith)

July 7: Treating Sacred Violence: Interfaith and Humanist Resources For Peaceable Religions, Week 3 (The Rev. Dr. Thee Smith)

July 14: Living Life as Offering, Week 1 (Nicole Lambelet)

July 21: Living Life as Offering, Week 2 (Nicole Lambelet)

July 28: Lonely in America (The Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins) slides 

August 11: Bel and the Dragon (Dr. Jennifer Priestley)

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