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. 

This year we are exploring generosity: What it means in a faith context, and how God’s abundant love can flow through us to others and out into the world.  

Brené Brown: Braving the Wilderness

Thursday, September 14
Ovens Auditorium

Christ Church and The Reverend Chip Edens host Brené Brown for a discussion about her new book, Braving the Wilderness, followed by a question/answer time. LEARN MORE »

Lynne Twist: How Much is Enough? 

Sunday, September 17
10:00 AM, All Saints' Hall

Author, global visionary, and founder of the Soul of Money Institute, Lynne Twist has devoted her life to alleviating poverty, ending world hunger and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability. Working alongside such teachers as Mother Teresa and refugees in Ethiopia, Lynne’s breadth of knowledge and experiences have led her to profound insights about the social tapestry of the world. She believes we are called to share instead of accumulate. View her inspiring 3-minute video about scarcity and sufficiency here »

Wanda Ortwine: Defining and Living Your Values

Sunday, September 24
10:00 AM, All Saints' Hall

Chief Family Officer at Luck Stone, Wanda helps to develop value-based leaders within family systems to help them achieve their vision for future generations. Her unique approach to long-term financial sustainability has helped countless families live into their principles and values, through thoughtful and comprehensive business ownership and leadership succession plans, estate planning, asset protection, and investment strategies.

Tommy Battle: Guiding Teenagers Toward Full Stature

Sunday, October 8
10:00 AM, All Saints' Hall

Headmaster of Virginia Episcopal School, Tommy is devoted to nurturing, equipping, and empowering youth with the tools and abilities needed to be successful in today’s world. As a realist about the challenges many communities face around the nation, Tommy says, “Individual pursuits are exciting, but when a community of people focus their ideas, experience, and passion, we can do so much more.”

Wintley Phipps: The Power of Grace

Sunday, October 29
10:00 AM, All Saints' Hall

World-renowned vocal artist, educational activist, motivational speaker, pastor, and founder of the U.S. Dream Academy, Wintley has traveled the world delivering messages of grace, hope, and equality to millions. He has received numerous service awards including the Oprah Winfrey Angel Network Use Your Life Award and the Philanthropist of the Year Award from the National Center for Black Philanthropy.

Bishop Sam Rodman 

Wednesday, November 8
6:30 PM Evensong in The Church
7:30 PM Faith Forum in All Saints' Hall

Meet the new Bishop of the North Carolina Diocese, as he talks with The Reverend Chip Edens about what it means to be a Christian in the 21st century, and how the ministry of the Episcopal Church is responding to an ever-changing world.

Lisa Miller: The Spiritual Child

Sunday, November 19
10:00 AM, All Saints' Hall

Founder of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute and Professor of Psychology and Education at Columbia University Teachers College, Lisa is the author of New York Times bestseller The Spiritual Child. Lisa is a leading scientist on spirituality across the lifespan and her innovative research has focused on the quantifiable effects of spirituality in health, resilience and thriving, and an overall sacred and joyful life.