The fall and winter class schedule is listed below. Classes begin at 9:30 a.m. in Trezevant Hall. We hope you will enjoy this outstanding line-up of speakers.
Notes from the Rt. Rev. Dr. James Tengatenga's class on Global Anglicanism may be downloaded by clicking this link.
Lent is a time to rediscover God's gift of faith in our lives. Over the following three Rector's Forums, three musicians will share their musical gifts and discuss how music has shaped their own spiritual journeys. (No class 2/18 or 3/11)
Cecil Yancy will tell you about his childhood in the Pentecostal Church in North Alabama and about how he sang nothing but gospel music until the seventh grade. His radiant smile and easygoing manner put that foundation of faith on display, though he has been through life's challenges. His performances show you the young child who learned to sing harmony, read music, and get it right. That gospel tradition helps him connect with audiences in his solo gigs at Graceland and helping visitors navigate through Memphis' musical past as a performer for Backbeat Tours. His experience in group singing shines through in his background vocal work with other performers.
St. Augustine said “he who sings praise…loves…” Cecil sang with the love of his life Linda as Yancy and Yancy before losing her to cancer in 2016, the challenge of his life. He continues sharing her love with performances for others going through their own life challenges.
He worships at Highpoint Church in Memphis.
“We aren't really called to reach the masses per se. We just need to reach one person”
Eliot Morris is a singer artist/songwriter living in Memphis, Tennessee. He grew up one of six kids in Mobile, Alabama, in what he considers a typical southern upbringing with typical boyhood interests—until the day his father brought home a CD player and a Motown compilation. Then things began to change a bit. He immediately began to find himself lost in music—a romantic wrapped in front of a speaker. Through the many challenges and changes within the music industry, Eliot was forced to come to grips with why he was doing music in the first place and discovered he was an artist – in the broad sense of the word. “It informs how I perceive and respond to everything in this world." he says.
In 2012, Eliot finished released his record titled All Things in Time and currently lives in Memphis with his family and splits his time between painting and music.
The events of Jesus’ life make the themes (theology) of the various aspects of Christ’s life and teachings come alive. No week is more central to our faith than Holy Week. At the (shorter) adult forum on Palm/Passion Sunday, the Rev. Taylor Moore will address the question, “What is the church trying to teach us throughout the observances of Holy Week?”
We will focus particularly on the Triduum, the three most holy days leading up to Easter and celebrated in liturgy here at Grace-St. Luke’s: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil. Come and prepare to walk with Christ through these days so central to our faith.