St. Mark's Episcopal Church

Love God. Love Your Neighbor.  Change the World.

231 North Miami Avenue
Sidney, Ohio 45365
937.492.8584 

Theology, or "Thinking about God"

  • On Being (formerly Speaking of Faith) is weekly show hosted by Krist Tippett in which see interviews various people about the big questions around what it means to be human. Question like: What does it mean to be human? What matters in a life? What matters in a death? How to love? How to be of service to each other and to the world? Although these questions are not always directly approached from the Christian perspective, as Christians we can benefit by hearing what others have to say about these big questions and how they may be brought into conversation with our Christian understanding. The shows can be heard on online and many Public Radio Stations around the country (Ohio stations can be found here). Here are some shows from 2011 that will give you a feel of what is offered:
    • Occupying the Gospel: Paul Brandeis Raushenbush opens up a hidden but possibly re-emerging influence in the DNA of American Christianity, reaching back to the Social Gospel movement at the turn of the 20th century. And, the Huffington Post religion editor shares what he's learning about religion in this century's evolving realm of technology.
    • The Genesis of Desire: What may one of the great literary teachers of Torah and midrash — the Jewish tradition of reading between the lines of the Bible to uncover hidden layers of meaning — teach us about our own human longings? Hear what happens when she takes on Noah and the Flood, and Adam and Eve in the garden.
    • What Do We Want to Become? In the days and months after 9/11, St. Paul's Chapel became the hub where thousands of volunteers and rescue workers received round-the-clock care. It was a moving setting to explore how 9/11 changed us as a people — and to ponder the inward work of living with enduring grief and unfolding understanding. From a live conversation at the edge of Ground Zero, The New Yorker's Hendrik Hertzberg, journalist and novelist Pankaj Mishra, and theologian Serene Jones.
    • Restoring the Senses, Gardening and Orthodox Easter:  An understanding of Easter from inside the Armenian Orthodox tradition that is at once mystical and literally down to earth. Vigen Guroian is a theologian who experiences Easter as a call to our senses. He is passionate about the meaning of grand ideas like incarnation, death, and eternity as revealed in life and in his garden.
    • Quarks + Creation: Science and religion are often pitted against one another; but how do they complement, rather than contradict, one another? We learn how one man applies the deepest insights of modern physics to think about how the world fundamentally works, and how the universe might make space for prayer.

Prayer, or "Talking with God"

Worship, or "Offering of Ourselves to God"

Anglican Commion and Ecumenism, or "Developing Relationships with God's People"

St. Mark's Episcopal Church † 231 N. Miami Ave †  Sidney, OH 45365 † 937-492-8584
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