Faith & Life Series

Join us for fellowship and thought-provoking conversations as we take Adult Formation On The Road. We have several opportunities for you to gather with other parishioners and attend one or more of the Faith & Life Lecture Series.

This series exists to create welcoming and accessible public forums for members of the Twin Cities community to hear nationally known speakers reflect on how Christian faith is related to different dimensions of everyday life. The talks are always free public events. The lectures typically last about 50 minutes, followed by a brief period for Q&A after the presentation by the speaker. All of the lectures are held at St. Philip the Deacon in Plymouth.

Check out the dates/topics below. There are sign-up links for each session. So, let us know if you are coming! Questions? Contact Molly Reichard. 


Faith & Justice: Defending the World’s Most Vulnerable

Thursday, May 3, 2018 @ 7:00 PM | Speaker: Gary Haugen | SIGN UP ONLINE
Gary Haugen is an American attorney who is the Founder, CEO and former President of International Justice Mission, a global organization that protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. International Justice Mission partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors and strengthen justice systems. Haugen founded the organization in 1999. Before founding IJM, Gary was a human rights attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, where he focused on crimes of police misconduct. In 1994, he served as the Director of the United Nations’ investigation in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. In this role, he led an international team of lawyers, criminal prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and forensics experts to gather evidence that would eventually be used to bring the perpetrators of the genocide to justice.



Faith & Identity: Becoming Who You Really Are

Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM | Speaker: Ian Cron
Ian Cron is a bestselling author, Enneagram teacher, nationally recognized speaker, psychotherapist and Episcopal priest. His books include the novel, Chasing Francis, and spiritual memoir, Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me. Ian draws on an array of disciplines from psychology to the arts, Christian spirituality to theology, to help people enter more deeply into conversation with God and the mystery of their own lives.

Faith & Certainty: Accepting Deep Doubt as a Part of Faith

Thursday, February 1, 2018 @ 7:00 PM | Speaker: Peter Enns
Peter Enns is an American biblical scholar, theologian and writer. He has written widely on hermeneutics, the relationship between religion and science, the creation vs. evolution controversy and Old Testament interpretation. Outside of his academic work Enns is a contributor to HuffPost and Patheos. He has also worked with Francis Collins’ The BioLogos Foundation. He is perhaps best known for his book, Inspiration and Incarnation, which challenges conservative, mainstream Evangelical methods of biblical interpretation. He is also notable for his book, The Evolution of Adam, in which he questions the belief that Adam was a historical figure. His most recent books are The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It, and The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires Our Trust More than Our “Correct” Beliefs.