September 8 and 9, 2018
The Rev. Canon Paul-Gordon Chandler is an author, interfaith advocate, social entrepreneur and a US Episcopal priest. He is also the Founding President of CARAVAN, an interreligious peacebuilding arts non-profit affiliated with The Episcopal Church that uses the arts to build bridges between the creeds and cultures of Middle East and the West. They have organized and curated major East-West art exhibitions held at such venues as St. Paul’s Cathedral in London and National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
An authority on the Middle East and on Christian-Muslim relations, he grew up in Senegal, West Africa, and has lived and worked extensively throughout the Islamic world in executive leadership roles within faith-based publishing, relief and development agencies and with the Episcopal Church. From 2003 to 2013, he served as the rector of the historic St. John’s Church in Cairo, Egypt – a church with over 35 nationalities.
He is also author of four books, including his acclaimed book on Muslim/Christian relations titled Pilgrims of Christ on the Muslim Road: Exploring a New Path Between Two Faiths, and his latest book, titled IN SEARCH OF A PROPHET: A Spiritual Journey with Kahlil Gibran, focuses on the all-embracing spirituality of the early 20th century Lebanese born poet-artist Kahlil Gibran, often best known in the US as the author of The Prophet.
About the Dimensions of Faith Speaker Series
Dimensions of Faith invites thinkers and writers to explore the interface of religion and culture, as we continue as a parish to challenge our minds and renew our spirits.
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Author and blogger Sarah Bessey was the October 2017 Dimensions of Faith speaker. DETAILS
Ruby Sales was our Dimensions of Faith Speaker in March 2017. DETAILS
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine was our Dimensions of Faith speaker in Sept. 2016. DETAILS
The Rev. Dr. Bill Brosend was our Dimensions of Faith speaker in Sept 2016, and preached at our 10a service on Sept. 25. DETAILS
Old Testament scholar Dr. Walter Brueggemann was our Dimensions of Faith speaker Jan. 16-17, 2016. DETAILS
Scott Gunn was our Dimensions of Faith speaker in April, 2015. DETAILS
The Rev. Becca Stevens and the women of Magdalene Communities in Nashville came to St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church the weekend of Oct. 17 – 19, 2014 for our Dimensions of Faith event DETAILS
John Shore was our Dimensions of Faith speaker Feb. 22-23, 2014. Watch videos of his presentations here. DETAILS
Rachel Held Evans was our Dimensions of Faith speaker on Oct. 6, 2013. DETAILS
Nora Gallagher was our ‘Dimensions of Faith’ speaker in October, 2012. DETAILS
Political scientist Robert D. Putnam presented a workshop at St. Matthew’s in March, 2012. DETAILS
Author and blogger Tom Ehrich of the Church Wellness Project, was our Dimensions of Faith speaker in March, 2012. DETAILS
Marcus J. Borg, internationally renowned Jesus scholar, Biblical expert and author, spoke at Dimensions of Faith in Oct. 2011. DETAILS
Rev. Otis Moss, Jr., co-pastor with Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr., at Ebenezer Baptist Church, was our Dimensions of Faith speaker in Jan. 2011. DETAILS
New Testament scholar and author Amy-Jill Levine was our Dimensions of Faith speaker in October 2010. DETAILS
Author and pastor Brian McLaren was our Dimensions of Faith speaker in May, 2010 DETAILS
Sara Miles was our ‘Dimensions of Faith’ speaker in November 2009.
Jesus Seminar founder John Dominic Crossan was our Dimensions of Faith speaker in April, 2003. DETAILS