Outings, Current Events
"Movie Theology" and "Theater Theology" are examples of interesting outings the church takes together and then discusses over coffee on Sunday mornings. The play The Christians, was enjoyed as a group at the San Francisco Playhouse Theater. We've also viewed and discussed a number of movies together.
Additionally, St. Luke’s has hosted Christian speaker/author Brian McLaren and his “Spiritual Migration” book tour and signing, the Celtic theologian John Philip Newell, Sister Helen Prejean (Dead Man Walking) and Neurosurgeon Eben Alexander (Proof of Heaven).
Historically, each program year has offered a different series of subjects. Our last program focused on Race, Gender and Gun Violence. Billy Curtis, Executive Director of the Multicultural Sexuality and Gender Center at Cal-Berkeley led two forums on racism and gender identity. His talk was followed by the screening of Traces of the Trade, the story of the DeWolfe family in Rhode Island, a prominent family of businessmen, academic, and church leaders who were deeply involved in the slave trade.
In addition, the rector hosted a panel discussion and reception entitled, "The Moral Imperative to End Gun Violence” with city law enforcement, politicians and anti-gun violence advocates.