Posts Tagged 'Christian'

Pipe Dreams: Spotlight focuses on Massey Organ, celebrating 20 years since rededication, at tonight’s CSO performance

Pipe Dreams: Spotlight focuses on Massey Organ, celebrating 20 years since rededication, at tonight’s CSO performance

In 1992, the Massey Memorial Organ needed help. The floor was buckling beneath its heavy pipes, which weighed nearly 16 tons. The pipes held each other up, leaning against their neighbors like tired old friends.

When father-and-son team Paul and Mark Fischer fixed the organ at the end of the 1992 Season, they made sure they did it right.

Bishop Sutton offers four proposals to keep faith relevant to younger generation

Bishop Sutton offers four proposals to keep faith relevant to younger generation

The Right Rev. Eugene Sutton started his Monday afternoon lecture with the facts: Christian churches throughout the United States are losing membership.
“With fewer and fewer notable exceptions, people — especially young people, the next greatest generation — are staying away from our churches,” said Sutton, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.

Sutton opened Week Two’s Interfaith Lectures, themed “Religion and Spirituality” by discussing what churches ought to be doing to stay relevant to young people in the 21st century. He had four recommendations.

Wiseman: Learning about The cosmos  ‘gives us new way of looking at ourselves’

Wiseman: Learning about The cosmos ‘gives us new way of looking at ourselves’

There are those who think that science and religion cannot coexist. Jennifer Wiseman has set out to prove that they can.

Wiseman, the director of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion told Friday morning’s Amphitheater audience that the marvels of space exploration do not necessarily disprove the existence of a higher power.

“The heavens have inspired humanity, as long as we have been recording history,” Wiseman said. “People have wondered, ‘Why do we have a sense of right and wrong? Where does that come from? What is our purpose? How should we live our lives?’ ”

Wiseman discusses emergence of life, its significance

Wiseman discusses emergence of life, its significance

Jennifer Wiseman is an astronomer who does not cease to be in awe of the cosmos.

At 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, Wiseman will lecture on the most recent astronomical findings of how the universe and its galaxies have matured over time, eventually making life possible on at least one planet. Then she will ask — just as many other lecturers have in the past week — what is humankind’s significance within this vast and elegant universe?