Saint Matthew’s Forum
Meets at 9:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall
February 5 - TED: "The Doubt Essential to Faith. When Lesley Hazleton was
writing a biography of Muhammed, she was struck by something: the night he
received the revelation of the Koran, according to early accounts, his first reaction
was doubt, awe, even fear. And yet this experience became the bedrock of his belief.
Hazleton calls for a new appreciation of doubt and questioning as the foundation of
faith - and an end to fundamentalism of all kinds.
February 12 - TED: "Is Religion Good or Bad? Plenty of good things are done in
the name of religion, and plenty of bad things too. But what is religion exactly - is it
good or bad, in and of itself? Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah offers a generous,
February 19 - TED: "Letting Go of God. An excerpt from comedian Julia Sweeney's
solo show - how the visit of two young Mormon missionaries touched off a quest to rethink
her own beliefs.
February 26 - Discovery Bible Study
The spiritual journey of faith is a lifelong process that has barely begun at adulthood. At Saint Matthew’s we seek to encourage and equip our members to live with a vibrant faith in a challenging world. The Adult Forum features special guest presenters, as well as our own clergy and lay leaders. Recent guests speakers have included biblical scholars, youth specialist and pastoral counselors. On occasion we like to bring in an internationally known speaker or explore cutting edge issues by means of DVD videos and group discussions.