Gene Robinson

Gene Robinson: “God Loves Chutzpah”

During his visit to ASC, Gene Robinson offered a sermon that was both funny and profound. “Jesus doesn’t need any more admirers,” the Bishop said. “He needs disciples willing to get into some Gospel trouble on God’s behalf.”


Ed Bacon’s “Help Desk” Sept. 22 on OWN

What happens when you invite one of today’s most celebrated spiritual teachers to offer free advice at a “help desk” in a busy public place?  Find out in a new special hosted by Gotham Chopra, Deepak Chopra’s son, as he introduces his world-renowned father and sets up an outdoor help desk in Madison Square Park in New York City.  Chopra brings his spiritual wisdom to the streets, offering life-changing wisdom to hard-hitting questions about relationships, health, spirituality, and personal transformation.  Then, 8 Habits of Love author  Reverend Ed Bacon sets up shop in Venice Beach, California, offering spiritual wisdom and inspiring answers to questions about parenting, loss, faith, and sexuality.

“Help Desk” can be seen on Sunday September 22 from noon – 1PM on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, as part of her series “Super Soul Sunday.”

Not sure how to find OWN on your TV?  Use this link.

Ed Bacon

Ed Bacon: “We Can Find Our Way”

Sept. 15, 2013: Ed Bacon speaking on the topic of “We Can Find Our Way.”

“Everything and everyone belongs as we call the world to a place beyond revenge — a place where hope and history rhyme.”

Love Free or Die

Love Free or Die

To prepare for Bishop Gene Robinson‘s visit to ASC on Sunday 9/22, you might want to watch the 2011 documentary LOVE FREE OR DIE, which details his history-making work to help LGBT people receive full acceptance in the Episcopal Church.

You can rent or purchase the film from a number of digital services, including iTunes, Amazon and Vudu.  More details here.

You can watch an excerpt from the film at Groundswell-Movement.org.


Homecoming Sunday, 9/15, with Ed Bacon

Sunday, September 15, marks Homecoming at All Saints Church, the kickoff of the 2013/2014 program year and the return of Ed Bacon to the pulpit.  He will speak on “We Can Find Our Way” at the 7:30, 9:00 and 11:15 services.

There will be friends, food trucks, games, a dunking booth, and, perhaps, squirt guns.

Gene Robinson

Bishop Gene Robinson at ASC 9/22/13

Known for being the first openly gay priest to be elected as a Bishop in 2003, Gene Robinson is also known as an impassioned spiritual leader and effective community builder. The Bishop is a longtime friend of All Saints Pasadena — he last visited almost a year ago to discuss his latest book, God Believes in Love: Straight Talk on Gay Marriage.

Gene Robinson retired this year from his ten-year tenure as Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire, although a Bishop is designated for life. Since then, he’s been active as a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.

We’re delighted to welcome him back on Sept. 22 to preach, both at the 9 AM and 11:15 AM services, and as the speaker in the Rector’s Forum at 10:15.