Faith Forum

Faith Forum is a long-running, nationally recognized series of talks with leading thinkers, bestselling authors, business leaders, philosophers, artists, and theologians of our time. These conversations are led by The Reverend Chip Edens in a casual atmosphere of fellowship with a focus on spiritual growth. 

Starting this fall, Faith Forum will be a part of our new School of Faith, an online gathering place for learning, fellowship, and support.

Dan Porterfield
(Re)claiming Optimism and Civility in Times of Crisis

Sunday, September 20
10:00 AM, School of Faith Online

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D., CEO of the Aspen Institute, joins The Reverend Chip Edens for this important Faith Forum conversation. The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Porterfield has been recognized as a visionary strategist, transformational leader, devoted educator, and passionate advocate for justice and opportunity.  

Christine Moutier
Suicide and Other Taboo Topics We Need to Talk About

Sunday, October 4
10:00 AM, School of Faith Online

Dr. Christine Moutier is the chief Medical Officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. As a leader in the field of suicide prevention, Dr. Moutier joined AFSP in 2013 with a passion and commitment to the work that we see a lasting impact via research, education, and support to communities across the U.S.

Kuntrell Jackson
Building Racial Equity

Sunday, October 18
10:00 AM, School of Faith Online

Kuntrell Jackson is an activist, author, and advocate for young children in America who are deeply affected by abuse, neglect, domestic, community violence, and poverty leading to mass incarceration. Kuntrell is strategically involved in the fight for prison and sentencing reform and the fight against stringent parole conditions and the lack of support for those re-entering communities, which lead to high recidivism rates.

Katharine Hayhoe
Climate Change: Fact or Fiction

We apologize. This event had to be canceled this morning. On the Brave Together Sunday, we invite you to watch this 2017 Faith Forum with Lynne Twist on the power of  generosity.  VIEW VIDEO » 

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies, climate change, one of the most pressing issues we face today. She crunches data, analyzes models, and helps engineers, city managers and ecologists quantify the impacts. The data tells us the planet is warming; the science is clear that humans are responsible; the impacts we’re seeing today are already serious; and our future is in our hands. 

Annette Gordon-Reed
When the Past Really Isn't the Past (And What to do About It)

Sunday, November 8
10:00 AM, School of Faith Online

Annette Gordon-Reed is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School. She won the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2009 for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, which is our GoodReads book club choice in September.