Public Theology

Public Theology: Taking GSL Formation to the Community Offered 5:30-7 p.m. at Celtic Crossing

On March 7, GSL launched a new formation offering called Public Theology at Celtic Crossing in the Cooper Young neighborhood as one way to broaden fellowship and learning opportunities beyond the corner of Peabody and Belvedere. So far, 10-15 people of a wide age range have attended monthly first Thursday gatherings of laid-back, open conversations about a variety of clergy-facilitated topics. By popular demand and to allow others the chance to attend, events will continue during the summer months according to the following schedule. Past topics have included: What’s the Deal with Lent?; Sin: What exactly is sin? And why are Episcopalians so often afraid to talk about it?; and Practicing Resurrection: How To Live With Hope.

Upcoming gatherings:

  • Sept. 5     In lieu of our regular monthly gathering at Celtic Crossing, all in the parish are invited to a special event at St. Mary's Cathedral with the Rev. Becca Stevens of Thistle Farms and Bishop Phoebe Roaf.  Download flyer for more info.
  • Oct. 3   Steps to Peace in a Violent World: The Rev. Ollie V. Rencher, Rector, will facilitate a conversation about the challenges of and proven steps to one’s peace in a full, complicated, and broken society.
  • Nov. 7   Saints and Souls Remembered: November is a month dedicated to remembering– join the Rev. Amy George in a discussion of how our lives are shaped by those saints and souls who went before us. How can we use all they taught us to live the Gospel here and now.
  • Dec. 5   Navigating Relationships and Chaos during the Holiday Season: The Rev. Ollie V. Rencher and the Rev. Meredith Jane Day will facilitate what is likely to be lively conversation about how individuals and households might healthily approach family and non-family relationships and often busier calendars from Thanksgiving Day into the New Year.