Rally Day was a great fiesta!
The Cathedral block was alive with music, children, old friends returning, new inquirers peeking through the doors. The spirit was electric. At both services, there were musical moments that had the congregation clapping. You couldn’t help it!
7:30 (Early Church): 11 Early Risers
In Morrison Hall, there were too many packed in to get a good count for brunch and the science and religion series. One observer counted 170 heads inside Morrison Hall, with more looking in from the foyer! The music, bells, and worship were elevating; the discussions were stimulating; the atmosphere was full of laughter.If you were there, come back this Sunday. If you had to miss, come and bring a friend this Sunday!
I’ll see you there.
On Sunday, 9/7/14, The Rev. Dr. Christoph Keller, III began a 12-week lecture and discussion series, “Christian Faith and Modern Science.” Lectures will continue Sundays at 10:15 a.m. in Morrison Hall.
Linked below are notes used for the lecture series.
The Rev. Canon Paul McLain
Proper 17 (A)
August 31, 2014
When we lived in Lawrence, Kansas, I discovered two pieces of breathtaking art that I did not expect to see at a public university. There is an enormous bronze sculpture of Moses, kneeling and barefoot. He is bowing before a beautiful stained glass window that depicts the burning bush. I learned that these works of art are there because Moses and the burning bush are the official seal of the University of Kansas.
Over the years, that seal has become a topic of controversy. Is it a violation of the separation of church and state? Amazingly, the seal and the works of art have survived the challenges. While the doctrine of separation of church and state is an important legal foundation of the United States, I wonder if we take this doctrine too far in the way we live. By that, I mean it is easy to also separate our lives into compartments such as the religious and the secular – seeing the religious as what we do here on Sunday and the secular as how we live on Monday through Saturday. When we separate these two things into compartments, Sunday worship here can become an oasis from real life. It’s a separate reality from our week of work and living. Instead, Sunday worship is to be a time of prayer and renewal-feeding, preparing and energizing our hearts to love and serve God Monday through Saturday.