|Adult Forums are part of the Sunday morning Christian Edcuation hour and present a wide range of diverse topics featuring guest speakers as well as St. Chrysostom’s parishioners. These sessions are open to all parishioners, guests, and visitors. Come, join us upstairs in the Guild Room at 10 o’clock!|
|ADULT FORUM meets upstairs in the Guild Room at 10 a.m. on Sunday.|
ADULT FORUMS 2013: Communities of Faith—Rituals, Laws and Practices
For almost 20 years, St. Chrysostom’s Adult Forum has met in the Guild Room on Sunday morning to hear talks by some of the most accomplished professors and experts from Chicago universities and civic institutions on topics ranging from art, music and literature to philosophy and history. Most of this year’s subjects are related to the customs and practices we have inherited or adopted as Episcopalians—a rich mixture of ancient Judaic traditions, widespread Roman Catholic practices over two millennia, and the evolving democratic traditions of the British Empire and the American nation where we live and raise our children. This fall, we are looking for a deeper understanding of the laws that govern our church and our state—laws that are related, but not the same. How did those laws come to be in a historical context? How are they in conflict? Can a deeper understanding of history foster better community relations and a broader world view? Everyone is welcome to come to any or all of the Adult Forum lectures on Sundays at 10 a.m. in the Guild Room. Discussion is lively and coffee is served. Watch for the schedule in each Sunday’s service paper and in the announcements on display in
April 7: David Webster
"The Elizabethan Religious Settlement"
April 14: Donald Johnson
"Defending the Rights of Englishmen--American Ideas of Liberty during the Revolutionary War"
April 21: Clare Pearson
"New England Transcendentalism/American 19th Century Movements"
April 28: Tobin Richter
"Church and State - Some Surprising Facts"