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God as Transcendent and God as Immanent

The Rev. Peter Panagore
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.

Hear Peter’s personal life-changing account of death and resurrection.

Reverend Peter Baldwin Panagore is a storyteller and holds a master of divinity from Yale University and a bachelor of arts in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

 He is a storyteller, writer, producer and on-air talent who broadcasts daily on two TEGNA owned (NBC broadcasting stations)–WCSH 6 TV from Portland, Maine and WLBZ 2 TV from Bangor, Maine– as minister of First Radio Parish Church of America (501-c3) and reaches a daily audience of 50,000 viewers with his sacred stories–two minute videos broadcast during the statewide morning news). First Radio is the oldest continuously broadcasting ministry in America was founded on AM radio with WCSH and has been on the air since 1926.  The Rev. produces a statewide FM radio Sunday morning show that also broadcasts on FM in the Allegheny Mountains. Visit: DailyDevotions.org. Learn more about Peter and his ministry from his website.

Twelve Step Spirituality

The Rev. Geoff Curtiss
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.

The Rev. Geoff Curtis, retired, All Saints Episcopal Church, Hoboken, N.J.

Racism: The New Jim Crow

Charles See
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.

Charles R. See is the Executive Director of the Community Re-Entry program of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry. See his complete bio here .

Challenging Islamophobia: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions

Isam Zaiem
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.

Brant Lee welcomes the return of  Isam Zaiem from the Council of Islamic Relations, Cleveland Chapter to the Dean’s Forum. This Forum  focuses on the challenges caused by Islamophobia.

Isam Zaiem is the co-founder and former board president of the Cleveland Chapter of CAIR-Ohio. CAIR,Council on American-Islamic Relations whose mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

It is our hope that this forum will continue a conversation that takes into consideration the experience and concerns of the Muslim community in Cleveland and affords us a greater awareness and comprehension of the immigration and refugee policies of the United States, Ohio, and Cleveland.

The Rev. Janet Vincent: A Rule of Life

Janet Vincent
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.

The Rev. Vincent, a priest for 32 years has led parishes in New York and Washington, D.C. She served on the staff of the Center for Christian Spirituality at the General Theological Seminary and as a faculty member for CREDO, a Church Pension Fund initiative for clergy wellness. The PBS NewsHour profiled her ministry at Ground Zero and she has appeared as a panelist on the broadcast. Now semi-retired, she enjoys more time for her first professional passion – photography.

Islam 101: Understanding Islam and Muslims

Isam Zaiem
Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.

Islam 101: Understanding Islam and Muslims. Dean Lind welcomes Isam Zaiem from the Council of Islamic Relations, Cleveland Chapter.

Isam Zaiem is the co-founder and former board president of the Cleveland Chapter of CAIR-Ohio. CAIR,Council on American-Islamic Relations whose mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

It is our hope that this forum will continue a conversation that takes into consideration the experience and concerns of the Muslim community in Cleveland and affords us a greater awareness and comprehension of the immigration and refugee policies of the United States, Ohio, and Cleveland.

Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

David Norris
Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.

David Norris, Senior Researcher at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University joins Dean Lind to discuss race and it’s impact within our culture.

David Norris manages the Kirwan Institute’s Health Equity Mapping projects. Prior to joining Kirwan, David was a researcher at Community Research Partners, where he provided GIS support to numerous projects and managed CRP’s DataSource neighborhood data access website. He also has over 10 years’ experience in child advocacy and policy support with KidsOhio.org and Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio and, prior to that, as a workshop instructor and journal editor with the American Chemical Society. David holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management from The Glenn School at The Ohio State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology from Ohio University.

Growing a rule of life

The Very Rev. Dean Lind
Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.

As we head into the Easter season join Dean Lind as she introduces this year’s Diocesan Lenten Program, Growing a Rule of Life. This program uses a tool from monastic spirituality called a ‘Rule of Life’ to help us cultivate our relationships with God, Self, Others, and Creation. This is an exciting opportunity to dig deep and dream big about ways to live into a more abundant life with Christ.

How You Can Make a Difference Through Planned Giving

Chuck Miller
Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.

Chuck Miller, senior director of planned giving at Case Western Reserve University, joins Dean Lind to discuss the power of planned giving.

Chuck Miller began his career as an Ohio Assistant Attorney General, Charitable Law Section, representing three administrations in civil and administrative proceedings regulating tax-exempt organizations and charitable giving. He supervised hundreds of investigations and compliance exams while partnering with local, state, and federal law enforcement. Previously, Chuck served as a senior development executive with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and MetroHealth. He is a trustee of the Northern Ohio Planned Giving Council.

The Dean’s Forum: Reinvigorating the Church, One Person at a Time

JaySidebothamThe Rev. Jay Sidebotham
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015
Guest preaching: 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.

Around the wider church, there is great discussion around the question of reinvigorating the church. How will that happen? This is God’s work for sure, but we are invited to participate in strengthening the vitality of our congregations. In this forum, we will explore the premise that congregations are as spiritually vital as the individuals in them. We’ll consider those things that contribute to spiritual growth and those that get in the way. We’ll reflect on what those insights might mean for Trinity Cathedral in days ahead. [Read more…]

The Dean’s Forum: The Evolving Church

The Rev. Gay Jennings
Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015
Guest preaching: 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.

The Church finds itself in the midst of social and cultural change. How the church engages its community is becoming redefined. No longer are churches simply places where people convene for worship. Rather, the church is being called to participate in God’s mission in a way that is both faithful and life-giving. [Read more…]

The Dean’s Forum: Toward understanding — the Middle East and beyond

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This Sunday, November 22nd at 10:10 a.m., we will welcome Julia Shearson and M. Isam Zaiem to the Dean’s Forum. Julia Shearson is the Executive Director of the Cleveland Chapter of CAIR-Ohio (Council on American-Islamic Relations). M. Isam Zaiem is the Board President and the co-founder of the Cleveland Chapter of CAIR-Ohio. Given the dramatic terrorist events in Sinai Peninsula, Beirut and Paris in last couple of weeks, it is imperative that we seek to more fully understand the current situation in the Middle East, the recent events of terrorism, the plight of refugees, and the impact that these events have on our Middle Eastern and Muslim neighbors here in Cleveland. It is our hope that this forum will begin a conversation that takes into consideration the experience and concerns of the Muslim community in Cleveland and affords us a greater awareness and comprehension of the immigration and refugee policies of the United States, Ohio, and Cleveland. Finally, we hope to explore how Trinity may become an advocate for interfaith relations — especially in relationship to our immediate neighbors, the international students who attend CSU.

Community Policing

Keith Sulzer
keith-sulzerCaptain, Bureau of Community Policing – Cleveland Division of Police
Nov. 15, 2015
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.

Dean Lind welcomes Captain Keith Sulzer of the Cleveland Police Foundation (CPF) from the Bureau of Community Policing. Captain Sulzer will provide an overview of ways that the CPF makes itself available to assist with strengthening positive connections with the citizens of Greater Cleveland. Trinity’s Greater Cleveland Congregations Core team joins Dean Lind in extending invitations to GCC partner organizations and members of other congregations.

Reclaiming the Season of Advent

The Rev. Geoff Curtiss
Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015
Guest preaching: 8 , 9 and 11:15 a.m.
GeoffCurtisDean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.

The Season of Advent is a season of expectant waiting. Unfortunately, in our social context, this opportunity to prepare our selves for the Advent of the Kingdom of God is truncated (at best) or lost in the commercial rush toward Christmas. With the societal drive to Christmas — now in full swing by Halloween — there is no longer space within our culture for expectant waiting and preparation. This year Trinity Cathedral will observe the ancient practice of observing a seven week Season of Advent. This forum will focus on the history of the Season of Advent, the themes of the Season as heard in Scripture, the reality of our societal rush to Christmas and how we can reclaim a season of anticipation, reflection, preparation that not only sets the tone for Christmas but for the liturgical year.

The Dean’s Forum: A Church Beyond Belief

The Rev. Bill Sachs
Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015

As we move beyond the “emergent” or “missional” church paradigm, pastors and other church leaders are discovering a new reality: people (especially younger generations) are coming to church not as believers, but finding a place to belong—with or without faith. This book describes the dilemma and the distractions that currently prevent congregations from being the place where that sense of belonging can unfold and guide newcomers in the discovery of faith. [Read more…]