Redding Pilgrim
Congregational Church, UCC

Category: Faith Forum Topics

How Jesus Became God (Current Topic)

July 5th, 2015

For a full description click here “The early Christian claim that Jesus of Nazareth was God completely changed the course of Western civilization. In fact, without the Christian declaration of Jesus as God, Western history as we know it would have never happened. If Jesus had not been declared God, his followers would have remained […]

The Power of Myth

January 26th, 2015

The Power of Myth Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell 1988 We will meet for six sessions to view and discuss the iconic interview with Joseph Campbell that Bill Moyers did in 1988.  Silas Lyons will facilitate the discussion.  Meet in the Fireside Room from 7-9 pm.  February 16th and 23rd, March 2nd, 16th, 23rd and […]

A Sand County Almanac

December 18th, 2014

A Sand County Almanac (Outdoor Essays & Reflections) 1949 Aldo Leopold Original essays on the natural environment by a renowned conservationist, Aldo Leopard (1887-1948). Beautifully written, quiet and elegant, Leopold’s book deserves continued study and discussion today.

This Changes Everything

October 23rd, 2014

Readers and Seekers will meet Monday, November 17th at 7 PM to discuss This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, by Naomi Klein. The book is available from Amazon Kindle for $12.74 and for $20.26 in hardback.

The Lemon Tree

October 9th, 2014

Monday 10/13 – Readers and Seekers/ The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan   7:30 -8:00 pm in the Fireside room   In 1967, Bashir Al-Khayri, a Palestinian twenty-five-year-old, journeyed to Israel, with the goal of seeing the beloved old stone house, with the lemon tree behind it, that he and his family had fled nineteen […]

The Alphabet versus the Goddess

October 7th, 2014

In this groundbreaking book, Leonard Shlain, author of the bestselling Art & Physics, proposes that the process of learning alphabetic literacy rewired the human brain, with profound consequences for culture. Making remarkable connections across a wide range of subjects including brain function, anthropology, history, and religion, Shlain argues that literacy reinforced the brain’s linear, abstract, […]

Healing the Heart of Democracy

August 18th, 2014

We are reading Parker Palmer’s  Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit.  We will meet on Monday evening, August 18th, from 7-8:30 pm to discuss this timely book. In Healing the Heart of Democracy Parker Palmer “names the “habits of the heart” we need to revitalize our politics and […]

Summer 2014 Reading

June 18th, 2014

Readers and Seekers of Pilgrim Church invite First Christian Church Temple Beth Israel Unitarian Universalists and the Community to join us in reading two books this summer with a designated discussion date for each book. Meet 7 – 8:30 pm Mondays at Pilgrim Church in the Fireside Room for . . . Flight Behavior by […]

Flight Behavior

June 17th, 2014

We are reading Barbara Kingsolver’s newest book, Flight Behavior.   We will meet on July 14th from 7-8:30 PM to discuss this marvelous book. Flight Behavior is a truely stunning and unforgettable work set in present day Appalachia; a breathtaking parable of catastrpohe and denial that explores how the complexities we inevitably encounter in life lead us […]

The Age of the Spirit

June 6th, 2014

Age of the Spirit: How the Ghost of an Ancient Controversy Is Shaping the Church.  By Phyllis Tickle with Jon M. Sweeney   “If we were all students, and Phyllis Tickle and Jon Sweeney were our history teachers, we’d all be passionate about understanding our past. if they were our theology teachers, we’d all be […]