web stats Web Analytics by Logaholic

The Dean's Forum Podcasts

To subscribe to this and other Trinity Forum podcasts copy and paste the following into iTunes or other Podcast manager: http://trinitycleveland.org/blog/category/forums-podcast-from-trinity/forums/the-deans-forum/feed/.

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.

Wading Through the Messy Waters

The Rev. Dr. Emilie Townes
Dean Emilie Townes Emilie is the new Divinity School Dean. She comes from Yale. (Vanderbilt Photo / Daniel Dubois)Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016
Guest preaching: 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.

In these troubling times, it is important to look at the connections between various forms of injustice: institutional racism as it affects all of us regardless of skin color, age, gender, or economic circumstances; concerns about voting rights; and disproportional violent encounters between police and African-Americans. Delve into this complex mess in hopes of finding ways we can work through our faith to create great spaces of justice in our common work together. [Read more…]

The Dean’s Forum: What’s Next ; in Cleveland and Beyond

Lee Chilcote
Founder, Literary Cleveland

LeeChilcoteSunday, Jan. 10, 2016
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.

Lee Chilcote joins Dean Lind to talk about growing companies in the area, where innovation is taking place and unique neighborhood transformations taking root in Northeast Ohio.

[Read more…]

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

Sign the petition: Tell Governor Kasich that Ohioans Support Syrian Refugees


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.

Arts, Culture & Community: A Dialog

Karen Gahl-Mills
Executive director, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
KarenGahlMills copySunday, Oct. 25, 2015
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.

For the past century, our region’s quality of life has been made stronger through the presence of a strong and diverse arts and culture ecosystem that includes both the tremendous museums of University Circle as well as neighborhood-based, volunteer run arts organizations. And yet, the benefits of that quality of life are not shared equitably throughout our community. [Read more…]

Music at the Intersection of Sacred Space

Denny Young and Steve Lindecke
Founders, The Elevation Group and Cathedral Concerts
DennyYoungSteveLindeckeOct. 18, 2015
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.

The Elevation Group has partnered with Trinity Cathedral to produce the Cathedral Concert Series. This forum will explore the evolving relationship between Elevation and Trinity and how contemporary music intersects with sacred space and provides a place where pop culture and traditional religion may come together in a way that is meaningful to today’s generations. [Read more…]

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…]

The Dean’s Forum: The Campus District

Sept. 27, 2015
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.
Bobbie Reichtell, Director, Campus District Inc., joins Dean Lind at her 10:10 a.m. forum to discuss Trinity’s neighborhood – the Campus District – and the role the Cathedral may play as the area evolves.

The Dean’s Forum: Exploring the Episcopal Way

Sept. 20, 2015
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.
The Very Rev. Tracey Lind  Dean, Trinity Cathedral

This forum will explore the seismic shifts in American life and consider the various opportunities and challenges that it presents to the church and how the church may faithfully engage our changing world.

Poetry Reading: Jericho Brown & RA Washington

Listen to the podcast

Wednesday, Sept. 9
7 p.m.

This event is presented in partnership with the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, presented by the Cleveland Foundation and co-hosted by Brews + Prose at Market Garden Brewery.



Jericho Brown, one of two Anisfield-Wolf Book Award poetry winners this year, will give a poetry reading on Sept. 9 at Trinity Cathedral. He was awarded for his second poetry collection, The New Testament.

Jericho Brown was born Nelson Demery III, raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, and graduated magna cum laude from Dillard University in New Orleans. He worked as a speech writer to the city’s mayor and completed an MFA from the University of New Orleans before earning his doctorate in literature and creative writing at the University of Houston. [Read more…]

The Dean’s Forum: Episcopal Belief and Practice Series Session Five -“The Meaning of Holy Week”

The Meaning of Holy Week

This is a Best of The Dean’s Forum podcast. Re-podcast from 2012.
This Sunday’s Dean’s Forum is the fifth in a year-long Episcopal Belief and Practice series. Trinity Cathedral is an Episcopal church belonging to the international Anglican Communion, the third largest Christian communion in the world. These forums will explore what it means to be Episcopalian and Anglican.

This week’s session considers the history and meaning of Holy Week