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Summer in the City Audio Files

June 23 Gospel of Luke, Part II, with Kathleen Bean
This week we focused on the theology of Luke’s Gospel, including the significance of his treatment of women and the poor, and his emphasis on life in the “here and now.”

June 30 Christian Attitudes Toward War and Peace with the Rev. Scott Richardson
Scott discussed the history of Christian thought regarding war and peace including commentary on both pacifism and the Just War tradition. Modern theological reflection were presented that including commentary on both pacifism and the Just War tradition. Listen to an audio of this talk here.Christine

July 7 On the Good Use of Leisure, with the Rev. Scott Richardson
The Book of Common Prayer includes a collect that reflects on the faithful role of leisure. We learned more about the Sabbath tradition and its practical application to daily life. Listen to an audio of this talk here.

July 14 The Guadalupe Art Program with the Rev. Mary Moreno Richardson
The Guadalupe Art Program’s mission is to address and heal violence against children and women through the arts. We heard the stories and saw the artwork of children who have been victims of human trafficking, immigration policies, and homelessness and we learned how to become involved in this vital ministry. Listen to an audio of this talk here. See the slide show here. For more information on the Guadalupe Art Program, visit their website with this link: http://theguadalupeartprogram.org

July 21 The Anglican Spirit, with the Rev. Christine McSpadden
The first of a three-part series on the history, ethos, and practice of the Episcopal Church. It was a wonderful way to deepen our understanding of why we do what we do, better understand the unique aspects of the Episcopal Church among other Christian denominations, get a quick orientation for adult confirmation, and find out more about our rich tradition.

July 28 The Anglican Spirit: Worship,with the Rev. Christine McSpaddenRod
How does our praying shape our believing? This week we explored the Book of Common Prayer, its history and contents. Listen to an audio of this talk here.

August 4 Instructed Eucharist, with the Rev. Christine McSpadden
Following the outline of the Eucharistic service, we looked at what we do in worship and why. We explored the meanings of each part and action of the service, which are rich in theology and history. Listen to an audio of this talk here.

August 11 Discipleship and the Role of the Deacon,with Dr. Rod Dugliss
The Dean of the Episcopal School for Deacons discussed the important ministry and role of deacons in worship and in the world. Listen to an audio of this talk here.

August 18 Planning For Your Life Stages - Sponsored by St. Mary's Legacy Society
Moderated by David Sullivan, this seminar with tax and estate attorneys David Gibson and Martha Daetwyler informed us on how to make wills, establish trusts, and handle powers of attorney and health care directives. Listen to an audio of this talk here.

August 25 Food and Faith with Kathleen BeanLegacy Committee
What does one have to do with the other? This was a revealing introduction to food in the scripture and its importance as symbol and practical reality in our faith journey. Listen to an audio of this talk here.

September 1 - End of Life Planning, With the Revs. Scott Richardson and Christine McSpadden
Some parishioners find it helpful, even liberating, to plan their own memorial service or funeral. Our rector and assistant rector reviewed resources that are available for this holy purpose. Listen to an audio of this talk here.