» Sunday Adult & Youth Formation

Our Sunday formation hour for youth and adults, meets every Sunday at 9am in the Fireside Room.

Nov. 25: The Theology of James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain with Dr. Jermaine Singleton. Professor of English Literature at Hamline University, Dr. Singleton will discuss Baldwin’s nuanced exploration of the relationship between Christianity and African American communities through the prism of historical racial grievance, melancholy, resilience, and gender order. Attendees are strongly encouraged to read the novel before they attend the forum.

Unknowing and the Christian Life: Faith Formation series for Advent 2018

Faith, hope, and love abide, the apostle Paul wrote—but he didn’t mention certainty. While Advent is a season of hope, the Christian life is often a matter of living forward in hope, but without certainty. The Sunday morning forums this Advent address the theme of uncertainty as the atmosphere in which we regularly walk. Join us in the Fireside Room at 9am for these talks:

Dec. 2: Unknowing and Faith. Does faith mean imagining we’re certain when we’re not?  Dr. Mark McInroy of the University of St. Thomas leads a discussion of faithfulness in the absence of certainty.

Dec. 9: Unknowing and God. “We believe,” we proclaim every Sunday, but we confess things about God that we can’t demonstrate or prove. Dr. Paula Cooey of Macalester University leads a discussion of hope and the question of God.

Dec. 16: Unknowing and the Future. Advent is a season of hope—but different Christians seem to look forward to very different futures! The Rev. Terry Dinovo leads a discussion on different ways of understanding hope as we wait for God’s future.

Dec. 23: Unknowing and Christ. As we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth, we’re aware of lively questions about the significance of Jesus of Nazareth. Rector Rev. Jered Weber-Johnson leads a discussion of how we might negotiate those questions faithfully.