Cathedral University: 2013
Cathedral of Hope offers several opportunities throughout the week to grow
in the Spirit in addition to our regular worship services on Sundays and Wednesdays.
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“Ten Questions that are Transforming the Faith”
Monday, June 17, 24 and July 1 in CLC 106 at 7 pm
Wednesday, June 12, 19, 26 in CLC 128, 6:15 pm
We’re starting a new church-wide book study: Brian McLaren’s “A New Kind of Christianity.” McLaren is a pastor, an author, activist, public theologian, leader in the emergent church movement, and a well-known evangelical. He’s taken some heat recently from his fellow evangelicals when he presided at the wedding of his son Trevor and his husband Owen. In response, McLaren wrote in a recent blogpost that in his reexamination of the issue of homosexuality: “I read a lot of books, re-studied the Scriptures, and eventually came to believe that just as the Western church had been wrong on slavery, wrong on colonialism, wrong on environmental plunder, wrong on subordinating women, wrong on segregation and apartheid (all of which it justified biblically) ... we had been wrong on this issue. In this process, I did not reject the Bible. In fact, my love and reverence for the Bible increased when I became more aware of the hermeneutical assumptions on which many now-discredited traditional interpretations were based and defended. I was able to distinguish ‘what the Bible says’ from ‘what this school of interpretation says the Bible says,’ and that helped me in many ways.”
Neuroscience for All
Wednesdays: June 12, 19, 26, CLC 129
Facilitator: Magie M., Ph.D.
Have you ever wondered how we came to know the function of the different parts of the brain? How does the brain control our involuntary reflexes? What is neuroscience doing right now for the diseases that threaten our world? If these kinds of questions interest you, then join us for a fascinating discussion. Facilitator and neuroscientist Magie M., Ph.D. is looking forward to talking to you about it. Socrates said “true knowledge exists in knowing that one knows nothing,” so let’s get together and teach each other the “nothings” of neuroscience.
Bible Study: Philippians
Wednesdays 6:15 p.m., CLC 116
Facilitator: Ray Lipsch
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A main theme of Philippians is persistence in faith in the face of opposition and even the threat of death, and at the center of this theme is the moving and powerful hymn-like passage that celebrates the story of Christ’s self-emptying even to death. Join us as we explore this fascinating letter from Paul to the church in Philippi.
Prayers of the People
Wednesdays: 6:15 p.m., CLC 106
Facilitator: Rev. Shelley
Rev. Shelley Hamilton has a passion for prayer and helping others engage the mystery of God through prayer. Have you ever found it difficult to pray for yourself or for others? Do you want to grow closer in your relationship with the living God? Join Rev. Hamilton on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. and watch your prayer life grow like never before.
Directors: Kristin Robertson and Brad Syverson
Do any of these questions describe you? If so, spiritual direction may be for you!
- Do you long for a closer connection with God?
- Would you like help in noticing and trusting your own experiences of God and grace?
- Would you like encouragement to integrate spiritual practices into your daily life?
- Would you like to include God in making difficult life choices?
Spiritual direction is not really about being “directed.” Rather, it’s a conversation with a trained companion who encourages you, through deep listening and insightful questions, to draw closer to God in everyday life. Meetings are confidential and are usually once a month for an hour. If interested, please contact Kristin Robertson, to request a no-obligation first session. You’ll meet at CoH on a Friday or Saturday. Kristin suggests a $5 to $40 donation to Cathedral of Hope for each session. In addition to Kristin, Brad Syverson is a spiritual-director-in-training and is available as well. Please contact him directly via email.
Education Ministry Team & Advisory Committee
Do you have a calling to teach or help lead others on their spiritual formation journey? Join the Education Ministry Team and/or the Education Advisory Committee! We meet quarterly to work on, and guide the staff in, the education and spiritual formation opportunities offered at Cathedral of Hope. If you have ever served on a church staff, or have seminary training, or are a teacher or school administrator, or just want to help out in this area, WE'D LIKE TO KNOW! Please contact Katherine Godby, Associate Pastor for Spiritual Life.