2017 Recorded lectures 

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  Spring Lecture - April 6-7 

Pastor Phillip Gulley

"The earliest things we learn about God are often the most deeply rooted. As we mature, we discover those first beliefs are unhelpful and must be unlearned. This is both frightening and exhilarating, providing us the opportunity to consider God, ourselves, and others in a new light."

Philip Gulley is a Quaker pastor, writer, and speaker from Danville, Indiana. Gulley has written 21 books, including the Harmony series recounting life in the eccentric Quaker community of Harmony, Indiana and the best-selling Porch Talk essay series.

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    Summer Lecture - August 26

Dr. Mark Muesse

Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural and spiritual; and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.

In this series of talks and exercises, Dr. Mark W. Muesse, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Rhodes College, will explain Einstein’s assertion by providing an introduction to Buddhist thought and practice.

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Slide Show     01 The Buddha.pdf  02 The Noble Path.pdf  03 Mindfulness Journey.pdf


Fall Lecture - November 3

Sister Ilia Delio, OSF

Modern science has opened new doors to the understanding of religion today.  The new cosmology impels us to realize that religion belongs fundamentally to the cosmos, not to the human person alone. There is no cosmos without God and no God without cosmos. 

If God is at the heart of this physical, evolving cosmos then love is the energy that makes everything precious and alive. God is the ultimate wholeness and depth of love, the inner Omega of everything from the smallest quark to the largest galaxy.  

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Slide Shows Lecture 1 Lecture 2 Lecture 3

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