SUnday Morning Adult Forum:

FAITH SEEKING UNDERSTANDING

Learning is never over, and "faith seeking understanding" (as St. Anselm said) is part and parcel of the Christian vocation.  What do we have yet to learn, and how is the life of the spirit enriched by the discourse of the mind?  As part of our commitment to formation - not just for children - St. Paul-Reformation presents a weekly Sunday Morning Adult Forum from 9:10 a.m. until 10:10 a.m. each Sunday during the academic year in Tidemann Hall.  These presentations are free and open to the public, and all you need to do is bring an openness to learn and an inquring mind.  We seek to present on a variety of topics from the arts to current events to contemporary theological issues.  You are welcome to ask questions...or just sit quietly and listen.  And, wherever you are in these marvelous conversations...you are always welcome.

SPRING 2020

Adult Forum Presenters

Adult Forum runs each Sunday from 9:10-10:10 in Tidemann Hall (it is on vacation for the summer!), and is free and open to the public.  We work hard to balance three areas of learning: Theology, Social Engagement, and the Arts.  We have a fascinating list of presenters for this spring, and we hope that you will join us!

  • JANUARY 5, 2020

    CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL

    Councilmember Dai thao

    Councilmember Dai Thao serves on the City Council of the City of St. Paul representing Ward 1, the most economically diverse ward in the city.  Mr. Thao studied computer and military science at Montana State University, and he writes for the "Hmong Times".  Mr. Thao will update us on recent challenges and opportunities in the City of St. Paul, and where we are headed together.



  • JANAURY 12, 2020

    HOLY EVERYTHING: REFLECTIONS ON THE SPIRITUALITY OF DAILY LIFE

    Pastor emily Carson, Southeastern MN synod, ELCA

    Pastor Emily Carson is the author of "Holy Everything: Reflections on The Spirituality Of Daily Life."  Pastor Carson Serves as the Assistant to the Bishop and Director of Evangelical Mission to the Southeastern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Her book is a collection of essays from her eight years as a columnist for the Rochester Post-Bulletin with insight, humor, and wisdom on how to uncover the sacred in daily life.



  • JANUARY 19, 2020

    CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION

    SPR Racial justice team

    As part of St. Paul-Reformation’s commitment to continued dialog on race and privilege, our congregational Racial Justice team will be leading the first of a monthly series on racial justice in our city, our state, and our nation. This conversation continues congregational learning, discernment, and conversation from our Summer Lyceum series. Come and learn, listen, and contribute as together we seek ways to enact justice, mercy, and reconciliation.



  • JANUARY 26

    Numbers, Numbers, numbers!  Unpacking the Parish Budget

    SPR Executive Committee

    In preparation for our Annual Parish Meeting on January 26, you are invited to join us to ask questions about the budget, line items, and do a deep-dive into the parish budget.  If numbers are the kind of thing that get you excited or you have questions, this is made for you!   



  • FEBRUARY 2

    SEPARATED SIBLINGS: JEWS AND CHRISTIANS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE

    DR. ANDREW OVERMAN, MACALASTER COLLEGE

    J. Andrew Overman is the Harry M. Drake Distinguished Professor in the Humanities and Fine Arts at Macalester College where he teaches courses on archeology, India and Rome, and Arab and Persian Empires.  Dr. Overman has done extensive work on the development of Christianity and Judaism in the first century, and his lecture will lay out the ways that these traditions eventually parted ways.  



  • February 9

    STAY TUNED!

    Stay tuned!



  • February 16

    CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION

    SPR RACIAL JUSTICE TEAM

    As part of St. Paul-Reformation’s commitment to continued dialog on race and privilege, our congregational Racial Justice team will be leading the first of a monthly series on racial justice in our city, our state, and our nation. This conversation continues congregational learning, discernment, and conversation from our Summer Lyceum series. Come and learn, listen, and contribute as together we seek ways to enact justice, mercy, and reconciliation.

  • February 23

    THE PEACE OF THE LORD BE WITH YOU ALWAYS: BUILDING, LIVING, AND WORKING FOR PEACE

    Dr. DONNA Minter, MN Peacebuilding Leadership Institute

    Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute instigates, trains, and supports racially, sexually, culturally, ethnically, religiously, and economically diverse individuals and organizations to become trauma-informed, resilience-oriented, and restorative justice-focused empowering communities in Minnesota, the USA, and around the world.  Dr. Donna Minter is a Licensed Psychologist, and serves as the founder and Executive Director of the MN Peacebuilding Leadership Institute.