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THE FORUM | Fall 2014

Sundays at 9:30 am in Gresham Hall, unless otherwise noted.

 
Sunday, November 2. Note special time:  5 p.m.
Bryant Terry, chef and artist in residence at Grace Cathedral this fall, in conversation with the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus.
            Hospitality to follow the 6 pm service, which will be at 6:30 pm that evening only 
 
Sunday, November 9
Sue Conley and Peggy Smith, co-founders and co-owners of Cowgirl Creamery, in conversation with the Rev. Canon Lesley Hay — with cheese tasting,book selling and signing.
 
 
Sunday, November 16
Guest: Lester Snow, Executive Director of the California Water Foundation, in conversation with Grace Cathedral trustee Bob Peck, with a focus on the current drought in addition to general water and environmental issues.
 
 
Sunday, November 23: 50th anniversary event!
The Rev. Canon David Forbes talks about the completion and consecration of the Cathedral in 1964, with archival film footage.
 

 

 
 

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Forums dating back to November 7, 2010 are listed below.  Click the button below to search for a specific guest or date.
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Sunday, October 26, 2014 9:30 am Forum: Relief & Development

Guest: Dr. Robert W. Radtke

Rob Radtke, President of Episcopal Relief and Development, in conversation with the Rev. Canon Dr. Randal Gardner.

Sunday, March 23, 2014 Forum: Music: the Power to Change Hearts and Minds

Guest: Jane Clementi and Dr. Timothy Seelig

Jane Clementi and Dr. Timothy Seelig in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, March 16, 2014 Forum: Home(town) Security

Guest: Majora Carter

Majora Carter in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, March 9, 2014 Forum: Arts and Human Rights

Guest: Anna Deavere Smith and Robert McDuffie

Anna Deavere Smith and Robert McDuffie in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, March 2, 2014 9:30 am Forum: Food, the Environment, and the History of America

Guest:

Professor David Henkin and Professor Rebecca McLennan in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, February 23, 2014 Forum: City of God

Guest: Sara Miles

Sara Miles in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, February 16, 2014 9:30 am Forum: The Environmental Challenge

Guest: Lisa P. Jackson

Lisa P. Jackson in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, November 17, 2013 Forum: Interfaith Conversations

Guest: Alan Jones and Robert Chase

The Very Rev. Dr. Alan Jones and the Rev. Robert Chase in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, November 10, 2013 Forum: Remembering the Dead

Guest: Tom Laqueur

Professor Tom Laqueur in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, November 3, 2013 Forum: Faith and Action

Guest: Frannie and Michael Kieschnick

The Rev. Frannie Kieschnick and Michael Kieschnick in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, October 27, 2013 Forum: Cathedrals: A Vision for the Future

Guest: The Very Rev. Dr. David Ison

The Very Rev. Dr. David Ison in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, October 20, 2013 9:30 am Forum: Seeing the Voice: State of Grace

Guest: Anne Patterson and Paul Haas

Anne Patterson and Paul Haas in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, October 13, 2013 9:30 am Forum: Spirituality and Art

Guest: Lori Starr

Lori Starr in conversation with Anne Patterson

Sunday, October 6, 2013 9:30 am Forum: Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography

Guest: Richard Rodriguez

Richard Rodriguez in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, September 22, 2013 9:30 am Forum: Religion in the 1960s

Guest: David Hollinger

David Hollinger in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, September 15, 2013 9:30 am Forum: Christianity After Religion

Guest: Diana Butler Bass

Diana Butler Bass in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, June 16, 2013 Forum: Moonlight Sonata at the Mayo Clinic

Guest: Nora Gallagher

Nora Gallagher discusses her latest book with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, June 9, 2013 9:30 am Forum: Mary Magdalene in Arts and Culture

Guest: Mark Adamo and Sasha Cooke

Composer Mark Adamo and Mezzo-Soprano Sasha Cooke

Sunday, June 2, 2013 9:30 am Forum: Mary Magdalene in Text and History

Guest: Kate Cooper and Rebecca Lyman

Professor Kate Cooper and the Rev. Professor Rebecca Lyman, in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, May 12, 2013 9:30 am Forum: God and Technology

Guest: Jon McCormack

Jon McCormack, VP of Software Development at Amazon Kindle and Co-Founder of The Kilgoris Project

Sunday, May 5, 2013 9:30 am Forum: On God's Side

Guest: Jim Wallis

Author, activist, and CEO of Sojourners, Jim Wallis

Sunday, April 28, 2013 9:30 am Forum: A New Way to be Human

Guest: Robert V. Taylor

Robert V. Taylor discusses his book with the Rev. Cn. Mark Stanger

Sunday, April 21, 2013 9:30 am Forum: inGenius - A Crash Course On Creativity

Guest: Dr. Tina Seelig

Dr. Tina Seelig discusses her most recent book.

Sunday, March 17, 2013 9:30 am Forum: What We Talk About When We Talk About God

Guest: Rob Bell

Rob Bell in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, March 10, 2013 9:30 am Forum: Music and the Visual Arts

Guest: Anne Patterson

Anne Patterson, Grace Cathedral's 2013 Artist in Residence

Friday, February 22, 2013 9:30 am Forum: Medieval Cathedrals

Guest: The Very Rev. June Osborne

The Very Rev. June Osborne, Dean of Salisbury

Sunday, February 17, 2013 9:30 am Forum: Money and Meaning

Guest: The Rev. Rosa Lee Harden and Kevin Jones

The Rev. Rosa Lee Harden and Kevin Jones

Sunday, February 10, 2013 9:30 am Forum: The Power of Music

Guest: Linda Ronstadt

Grammy Award-Winning artist Linda Ronstadt

Sunday, February 3, 2013 9:30 am Forum: Activism and Priesthood

Guest: The Rev. Becca Stevens

The Rev. Becca Stevens in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, January 27, 2013 9:30 am Forum: The Next Generation of Opera

Guest: Susanne Mentzer

Susanne Mentzer, mezzo soprano, in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, January 20, 2013 9:30 am Forum: Words of the World

Guest: Dr. Sarah Ogilvie

Dr. Sarah Ogilvie in conversation with Anna Deavere Smith

Sunday, January 13, 2013 9:30 am Forum: Music and Theology

Guest: The Rt. Rev. Dr. David Stancliffe

The Rt. Rev. Dr. David Stancliffe discusses the intersection of music and theology.

Sunday, November 11, 2012 9:30 am Forum: The Future of Higher Education in America

Guest: Dr. Alecia DeCoudreaux

Dr. Alecia DeCoudreaux, President of Mills College

Sunday, November 4, 2012 Forum: When God Talks Back

Guest: Dr. Tanya Luhrmann

Dr. Tanya Lurhmann discusses her recent book

Sunday, October 28, 2012 Forum: Moby Dick at San Francisco Opera

Guest: Jake Heggie

Composer Jake Heggie in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, October 21, 2012 Forum: What's in Kelvin's Head?

Guest: The Very Rev. Kelvin Holdsworth

The Very Rev. Kelvin Holdsworth, in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, October 14, 2012 Forum: Art and the Bible

Guest: Dr. Benjamin Morse

Dr. Benjamin Morse discusses his first children's book

Sunday, October 7, 2012 9:30 am Forum: God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage

Guest: The Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson

The Rt. Rev. Gene Robinson in conversation with the Ven. Anthony Turney

Sunday, September 23, 2012 9:30 am Forum: The American Bible

Guest: Dr. Stephen Prothero

Dr. Stephen Prothero, in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, September 16, 2012 9:30 am Forum: Reflections on a Life in Politics

Guest: George P. Shultz

Former Secretary of State George P. Shultz in conversation with The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, September 9, 2012 9:30 am Forum: On Human Responsibility

Guest: Tom Steyer

Tom Steyer, in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Monday, June 18, 2012 6:30 pm Forum: A Conversation with Trevor Traina on "Real to Real"

Guest: Trevor Traina and Julian Cox

Trevor Traina and Julian Cox in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, June 10, 2012 3:00 pm Forum: Behind "Emotional Creature"

Guest: Eve Ensler

Eve Ensler discusses her newest play with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, May 27, 2012 9:30 am Forum: Religion in Human Evolution

Guest: Dr. Robert Bellah

Dr. Robert Bellah in conversation with The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus

Sunday, May 20, 2012 9:30 am Forum: Armistead Maupin

Guest: Armistead Maupin

Beloved novelist, Armistead Maupin, in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, May 13, 2012 9:30 am Forum: Nothing is Funnier Than Unhappiness: Beckett's Meditations on Life and Death

Guest: Carey Perloff

ACT Executive Director Carey Perloff in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, May 6, 2012 9:30 am Forum: Happy Accidents

Guest: Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch, in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, April 29, 2012 9:30 am Forum: Moral Tensions: God and Our Decisions

Guest: The Rt. Rev. Lord Richard Harries

The Rt. Rev. Lord Richard Harries in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, April 22, 2012 9:30 am Forum: The Church in the World

Guest: The Very Rev. Dr. Alan Jones

The Very Rev. Dr. Alan Jones, Dean Emeritus, in conversation with our current dean, the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, April 15, 2012 9:30 am Forum: Augustine and the Fundamentalist's Daughter

Guest: Margaret R. Miles

Margaret R. Miles in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, March 18, 2012 9:30 am Forum: Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, & Politics in the Book of Revelation

Guest: Elaine Pagels

Elaine Pagels in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, March 11, 2012 9:30 am Forum: Spirituality in the Occupy Generation

Guest: The Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox and Mr. Adam Bucko

Matthew Fox and Adam Bucko in conversation with Bishop Marc

Sunday, February 26, 2012 9:30 am Forum: Sacred Texts of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam

Guest: The Rev. Dr. Robert C. Gregg

Dr. Robert Gregg in conversation with the Rev. Cn. Christine McSpadden

Friday, February 10, 2012 10:24 am Forum: Grace and the Artist

Guest: John Adams

Composer John Adams in conversation with Anna Deavere Smith and the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, February 5, 2012 9:30 am Forum: Grace in the Public Eye

Guest: Belva Davis

Belva Davis in conversation with Anna Deavere Smith and the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, January 29, 2012 9:30 am Forum: What is Grace?

Guest: Anna Deavere Smith

Anna Deavere Smith in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, January 22, 2012 9:30 am Forum: Fit to Serve

Guest: Ambassador James C. Hormel

Ambassador James C. Hormel discusses his book.

Sunday, December 11, 2011 9:30 am Forum: Spiritual Envy

Guest: Dr. Michael Krasny

Dr. Michael Krasny, in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, December 4, 2011 9:30 am Forum: How Christians Learned to Talk About Homosexuality

Guest: Dr. Mark D. Jordan

Dr. Mark Jordan, Harvard Divinity School, in conversation with the Ven. Anthony Turney.

Sunday, November 20, 2011 9:30 am Forum: The Bible, Food, and Sustainability

Guest: Dr. Ellen Davis & Julie Cummins

Dr. Ellen Davis, of Duke Divinity School, and Julie Cummins, of CUESA

Sunday, November 13, 2011 9:30 am Forum: Broken Hearts and New Creation: Intimations of a Great Reversal

Guest: Dr. James Alison

Dr. James Alison, theologian

Sunday, October 30, 2011 9:30 am Forum: Anglicanism Remixed: Embracing our Traditions and Embracing The Other

Guest: The Rev. Stephanie Spellers

The Rev. Stephanie Spellers discusses emerging church with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw.

Sunday, October 23, 2011 9:00 am Forum: Faith, Food, and Finance

Guest: Raj Patel

Dr. Raj Patel in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

Sunday, October 16, 2011 9:30 am Forum: Houdini: Art and Magic

Guest: Connie Wolf, Executive Director of the CJM

Examining Houdini's life, legend, and influence.

Sunday, October 2, 2011 9:30 am Forum: Zoos: Windows into the World

Guest: Joe Fitting

Joe Fitting, Vice President of Education and Conservation at the San Francisco Zoo

Sunday, September 25, 2011 9:30 am Forum: Octavia, Daughter of God: The Story of a Female Messiah and her Followers

Guest: The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw

The Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw discusses her latest book with the Rev. Dr. Rebecca Lyman.

Sunday, September 11, 2011 Forum: Heart of a Soldier

Guest: See listing

How one man's bravery on 9/11 became an opera

Sunday, November 7, 2010 Forum: Medieval to Modern: Cathedrals in the 21st Century

Guest: See listing.

A special Forum held the weekend of the installation of the Very Rev. Dr. Jane Shaw as the eighth dean of Grace Cathedral

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