Sunday evening, October 13, author and theologian Nadia Bolz-Weber received a standing ovation as she entered the nave. The warm welcome was followed by a lecture that challenged and renewed our views on Christianity and community. “Faith,” she said, “is not an obligation, it is an invitation.” This special evening was made possible by our Dimensions of Faith endowment, which allows St. Matthew’s to bring notable speakers and theologians to Louisville at no cost to audiences; all lectures are free and open to the public.
February 8, 2020, Dimensions of Faith brings The Very Reverend Ian Markham to St. Matthew’s to lecture and preach. Ian Markham is the dean and president of the Virginia Theological Seminary, which is just outside of Washington D.C. Markham recently made national headlines by announcing a $1.7 million reparations fund for the decedents of slaves who built the seminary, becoming one of the first American institutions to make this necessary step. You can read more about seminary’s reparations decision here. We will have more information, including lecture times, available in the near future.