St. Luke's Speaker Series

On Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM during the Church School hour, St. Luke’s offers a series of short, 1-to-3 week courses, presented by various speakers who will give insightful commentary on a variety of topics throughout the year.  These courses will be held in the Gathering Room classroom in the Parish House unless otherwise specified.  You are enthusiastically invited to attend any or all of the courses that appeal to you.  We hope to see you there!


The current schedule of upcoming speakers is available in the Parish Newsletter, available here.


Periodically, we record our guest speakers presentations and make them available on the parish website. You can find the most recent ones below.

Sacred Music in Western Civilization

March 19th, 26th, & April 2nd, 2017

The class will introduce sacred music in Western civilization from its beginning with Gregorian chant up to the early twentieth century. Service music, hymns, anthems and lengthy works through the many artistic periods will be introduced and explored as worship and, in some cases, beyond the walls of the church.

Led by Will Benson, Assistant Professor of Music, Cleveland State Community College


Session 1

Session 2

Session 2

Session 3

March 19th, 2017

March 26th, 2017

March 26th, 2017

April 2nd, 2017

Each Winding Path I Tread: From End-Times Cult
to Episcopal Faith, A Journey

February 5th, 12th, & 19th, 2017

In a story told in three parts, Dr. Matthew Melton, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Lee University, will detail a diverse spiritual journey from his earliest days as a Roman Catholic, into a 1970s end-times sect, on to fundamentalism, into a charismatic Colombian mission, back into Vineyard theology and finally, gradually, towards the Episcopal fold at St. Luke’s (with other denominational bus-stops in-between). Though the journey continues, St. Luke’s is “home.”                                                                     Led by Dr. Matthew Melton

Feb. 5, 2017

Feb. 12, 2017

Feb. 19, 2017

2016 Stewardship Speaker: St. Luke the Evangelist

November 1st, 2016

As part of our 2016 Stewardship Celebration we hosted as our guest speaker Dr. Carl Holladay, Professor of New Testament at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, gave a talk on St. Luke the Evangelist and his life and writings.

Dr. Holladay's Talk

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