The LBPC Topical class meets on Sundays in the social hall at 9:00 am. It has functioned as a literature and spiritual inquiry group for perhaps two decades. Some notable past members were George Burkhardt, Winston Wayne, Art Stevenson, Esther Speck, and a visit or two by Roy Martin. Our recent topics have included:

✔ Videoed interview conferences by Bill Moyers with Joseph Campbell occupied our conversation this past spring.
✔ Videoed seminar with social and economic theorist Jeremy Rifkin. In a digitally-driven society, Rifkin describes the birth of a new economic system that can address climate change and create a more equitable and empathetic world. We watched and discussed this in segments in early summer. This had surprising theological foundations.

✔ Book study and discussion of Richard Rohr’s spiritually insightful book, Falling Upward, which deals with two phases of our lives, building the “container” and then the option to fill it with a Godly based life – or not.

Richard Rohr, American Author
Richard Rohr, OFM, is an American author, spiritual writer, and Franciscan friar based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church in 1970. He has been called “one of the most popular spirituality authors and speakers in the world.”

✔ Appreciating Christianity is greatly enhanced after viewing the human global quest for spirituality over the centuries.

We are returning to Huston Smith because the information is so rich we could not assimilate it all in the first run.  We will review his book, a small section at a time and listen to the author being interviewed by Bill Moyers.