2011 Summer Seminar
9/11 wisdom from a child

9/11 wisdom from a child

Prayer For the Bad Guys: A Memory of 9-11 It was bedtime. Patrick was 8-years-old, and I was tucking him in. We heard an airplane fly overhead. Any other night, we wouldn’t have paid it any attention, our house being in the flight path of Manchester airport. But there weren’t supposed to be any planes...
The Power of Music on September 11

The Power of Music on September 11

Take time to remember. Take time to recommit. On the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, the United Church of Santa Fe (New Mexico) encouraged Santa Feans to do both in a special service that Sunday morning. Throughout the service, music was central in enabling the congregation go deep, both into the past memories of that day ten...
Gary Charles 9-11 Sermon at Central Presbyterian Church, Atlanta

Gary Charles 9-11 Sermon at Central Presbyterian Church, Atlanta

Gloria or Requiem? Texts: Exodus 15:1b-11; Romans 14:1-12 (Gary W. Charles, Central Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA, 30318) “It was a time of great and exalting excitement. The country was up in arms, the war was on, in every breast burned the holy fire of patriotism; the drums were beating, the bands playing, the toy pistols...
Introductions - St. Monica

Introductions – St. Monica

St. Monica Catholic Community from Santa Monica, CA was one of the congregations chosen to participate in the first Congregations Project at Yale during the Summer of 2011. St. Monica is a vibrant, large Roman Catholic congregation on the westside of one of the largest urban metropolitan cities. The parish numbers some 9,000 households encompassing...
Worship Conference Taking Shape

Worship Conference Taking Shape

SECTS AND THE CITY: Drawing Urban Gen X / Y to Mainline Protestant Churches Hosted by Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1218 W. Addison, Chicago Saturday, February 11, 2012 + 9:00 am – 3:30 pm  Why this worship conference? Sects and the City, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church’s worship conference, began as a question: “In light of...