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"The times are difficult. They call for courage and faith." Father Thomas Merton, Advent-Christmas Letter 1967

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Welcome to Courage and Faith. The winter-spring 2014 season is on.

  • Christian Wiman / 15 Mar

    Christian Wiman

    Christian Wiman--Sat, Mar 15, 2014--CANCELLED
    My Bright Abyss
    6:30pm Reception, 7pm Talk, Parish House Loft
    8:30pm Book Signing in Christ Church Bookstore
    FREE, no RSVP required.
    Seating reservations available ONLY for groups of 10 or more -
    Doors open at 6pm.

    Poet, translator, and editor Christian Wiman explores themes of spiritual faith and doubt in his spare, precise poems. “I have no illusions about adding to sophisticated theological thinking” he says. “But I think there are a ton of people out there who are what you might call unbelieving believers, people whose consciousness is completely modern and yet who have this strong spiritual hunger in them. I would like to say something helpful to those people.” Christian’s poetry collection Every Riven Thing won the Commonwealth Prize from the English Speaking Union and was named one of the New Yorker’s top 11 poetry books of 2010. His latest collection, My Bright Abyss was completed in the wake of a bone marrow transplant, and is a moving meditation. Joyful, sorrowful, and beautifully written, it is destined to become a spiritual classic, useful to anyone whose experience of life and art seems at times to overbrim its boundaries.

  • The Loft / Winter-Spring 2014

    Ian Morgan Cron

    Ian Morgan Cron - Jan 12, Feb 23, Mar 2 & 16, Apr 13 & 27, May 4, 11 & 18
    The Loft: A Series of Sunday Evening Worship Experiences
    5:30pm-6:45pm, Parish House Loft, FREE

    Traditional church isn’t for everyone. Some enjoy worship that’s varied and spontaneous, offering contemporary music and conversational talks, where the dress code is blue jeans rather than suits and ties, where faith is talked about more as a journey than a destination, and where being open-hearted is more important than being on time. If this is you, then mark your calendar and join us for these special nights.

    Ian Morgan Cron is curator of the Courage and Faith program. He is an Episcopal priest, counselor, bestselling author, and speaker. He serves as adjunct clergy at Christ Church.


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