We are delighted to welcome back noted theologian and gifted teacher Marcus Borg as the keynote speaker for All Saints’ LENT EVENT 2014. Internationally known in both academic and church circles as a leading biblical and Jesus scholar, Dr. Borg has been in the forefront of the movement calling the church to reclaim the Christianity of Jesus by putting its faith in action in the world.
Kenneth Turan has a dream job — as a film critic for the Los Angeles Times he is required to see movies all the time! It is such a gift when he appears each year at our 10:15 Rector’s Forum — as he does this Sunday — to talk about the Academy Awards.
Cornel West visited the ASC Rector’s Forum on Sunday, Feb. 16 to speak about a variety of topics, including economic justice.
The Rev. Serene Jones, speaking at ASC on Sunday, Feb. 16:
“We crave learning how to love and be near those we don’t like. We’ve grown weary of the wars inside our own culture, that divide us in hate.”
Level Ground fills an important niche in both the film-festival circuit and the wider national dialogue around faith, sexuality, and gender. By focusing on small-venue programming, offering intimate discussions and provocative panels featuring prominent leaders, writers, artists, scientists, and theologians, and hosting events around the films, the festival will become a national innovator in film-festival programming, art curation, and the LGBT dialogue.
Ed Bacon preaching on Sunday, Feb. 10:
“Jesus says you are to be salt seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this Earth. Be salty! If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste their Godliness?… Or, Jesus says, here’s another way to put it: You are light! And to the degree you let your light shine, you’ll bring out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept!”
All Saints Annual Meeting, Part One, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014
The All Saints Jazz Vespers program brings together amazing musicianship and holy inspiration six times a year for a service of prayer, meditation and music. So many of them tell us that they love playing in the context of a vespers service with prayers and short meditations and the sense that this is a holy enterprise, not just a jazz concert in the church.
Mark Nepo is a poet and philosopher who has taught in the fields of poetry and spirituality for over 30 years. As we enter Lent, which in part is about “dying before you die,” Mark is the perfect person to talk about entering into the abundant life NOW — what he means by entering joy.
The Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary and author of TRAUMA AND GRACE, will be preaching at both services Sun. Feb. 16.
In the Sunday, Feb. 2 Rector’s Forum, Father Greg Boyle discusses gangs, violence, incarceration and economic justice.