Guest Speakers & Workshops
TRINITY'S 2017 CANON THEOLOGIAN SERIES-Doing Christianity In The 21st Century
Three highly respected Christian thinkers will offer engaging and valuable perspectives on living ever more deeply into Christian faith and practice in a rapidly changing and challenging world. Below you will find the events offered during this important series. Please plan to attend as many as you are able.
Radical Hospitality: Working Safely and Effectively with People on the Margins
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Trinity. The event is free. Please register by clicking HERE. As the first lecture in Trinity’s 2017 Canon Theologian series, please join us for a morning of wisdom and practical approaches for working with our neighbors on the margins. Sara Miles, picture left, author of Take this Bread and City of God and founder and director of The St. Gregory’s Food Pantry at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church, will tell of her experiences creating dynamic programs and relationships in the Mission Bay district of San Francisco. Sallie Bowman, Chaplain at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, and her team will share their program of forming effective relationships with those on the margins. We will end with the very practical “De-escalation in the Moment” workshop provided by the Portland Police Department Neighborhood Policing. This event is sponsored by Trinity's Spiritual Formation and Outreach Commissions.
Sunday, February 26, Sara will preach at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services at Trinity.
Canon Theologian Lecture Featuring Belden Lane
As the second offering in Trinity's 2017 Canon Theologian series, please join us for the following events with Belden Lane.
Saturday, March 4: "Reading God's Green Scripture-Lectio Divina and the Natural World" retreat with Belden Lane, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Loyola Jesuit Center, $25 per person (limit 40 people). Click HERE to register. The Loyola Jesuit Center is located at 3220 SE 43rd Avenue, Portland. Parking is located on your right side, upon entry to the property. Overflow parking is located on the street along SE 43rd Avenue.
Sunday, March 5: Belden will preach at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services at Trinity.
Monday, March 6: Overcoming Our Fear of the Dark-Ignatius of Loyola and the Cave as Teacher" with Belden Lane, 7:00 p.m., Kempton Hall. Free and open to the public.
Originally from Orlando, Florida, Belden Lane is a Protestant member of a Roman Catholic faculty at St. Louis University, where he teaches in the areas of American religion and spirituality, inter-relating various faith traditions. He lives with his wife Patricia, a spiritual director and retired school teacher. Belden’s interests include wilderness backpacking, storytelling, the history of Desert Spirituality, exposing students to urban poverty, the poetry of Rumi and the writings of Ed Abbey. For six years he served in the pastorate, from a village parish in western New York State to the historic First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia.
Lecture Weekend in Honor of Marcus Borg
Friday, March 10, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Cathedral.
Saturday, March 11, 9:00 a.m. to Noon, Cathedral.
$75 per person. Click HERE to register.
Celebrate a new collection of Marcus' writings including previously unpublished sermons and blogs. The Marcus J. Borg Foundation with co-sponsor Trinity Episcopal Cathedral will present a lecture weekend in honor of the late Marcus Borg. The speaker will be The Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers, a colleague and friend of Marcus. Robin continues a conversation Marcus so deeply engaged: what is the heart of Christianity and what does it mean to be Christian in a post-Christian world that challenges us "beyond belief." Whether you are Christian or not, practice another tradition or "none," this event will be an occasion for reflection, hope and renewal as we seek to make the world a better more compassionate place. Robin will help us resist failure of nerve. Marcus, even now, will continue to speak to our doubts and loves and insist that amidst uncertainties and ambiguity we live days of awe and wonder. Marcus' new book, "Days of Awe and Wonder", will not be available to the general public until March 14, but will be available during the lecture weekend at Trinity Episcopal Bookstore at a 10% discount. Robin Meyers' books will also be available.
Sunday, March 12, The Rev. Marianne Borg will preach at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 services at Trinity.
Marcus J. Borg Foundation Celebratory Dinner
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Heathman Hotel. Cost is $150 per person ($75 per ticket is a tax deductible contribution to the Foundation). Limited seating is available for this event. Click HERE to purchase tickets. Marcus always wore red socks. Please feel free to wear something red to this celebratory occasion. Join us for an evening of discovery and reflection. Marianne Borg and Kim Stafford will frame the evening. Kim, author of dozens of books of poetry and prose, professor at Lewis and Clark College and director of the Northwest Writing Institute, is with us to help us see again and recognize anew that ours are days of awe and wonder. The Foundation's gift to you for attending the dinner includes: a copy of Marcus' new book, Days of Awe and Wonder: How to be a Christian in the 21st Century; a copy of Kim Stafford's book, The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Treasures of the Writer's Craft; a journal to encourage observing and listening; and a pen to start right away. We hope you will join us!