This week Dr Michael Carter from UD explained the biblical roots of relics, debunked common myths about their veneration through history, and provided some ways to plug into this outlet of grace through one’s own faith.
This week musician Kevin Heider played two of his songs and discussed the Love of God, the Artist of creation, the motivation of Michelangelo as portrayed in The Agony and the Ecstasy, and his own attempts to capture the movements of the Spirit in his own music.
This week Courtney Brown from Ruah Woods discussed how one should evangelize considering other people as persons, and not as projects. He discussed that it is often not worth discussing faith with those who want to mock and criticize, but that one should speak honestly to those with honest questions.
October 18, 2012 — Dr. Sodergren, clinical psychologist and graduate of the Institute of Psychological Sciences (IPS) in Arlington, VA was with us tonight to speak on “learning to love.” Dr. Sodergren is currently working at Ruah Woods and teaches a course at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, D.C. Dr. Sodergren spoke tonight about how our attachments and relationships early on in our lives affect our relationships later in life, as well as our relationship with God. Dr. Sodergren explained that the significance of learning how we are affected by our early attachments enables us to learn about ourselves, where we need to grow, and to better understand how we can change.
We are grateful to all of our speakers this season for sharing their time and talents with us.
Please join us this Saturday, October 21st for our end of the season party @ Christina’s house.
October 11, 2012 — Al Cucchetti, from the Jesuit Spiritual Center in Milford, Ohio, joined Theology on Tap tonight to talk about discernment and Christian decision making according to St. Ignatius of Loyola. Al shared with us practical ways to discern God’s will throughout any small or big decision in our lives. If you are interested in learning more about Ignatian discernment and retreats offered at the Jesuit Spiritual Center, please explore the link below: