West Hill Podcast

Listen to meditations, prayers, readings & music that reflect life in a progressive Christian community of faith. These podcasts are made possible by the generous support of our listeners.

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Sunday
May052013

Focused Moment for May 5, 2013

Sunday
May052013

May 5, 2013 - Interview an Atheist at Church? 

For several years, the first Sunday in May has been focused on our pluralistic world, an opportunity to bring members and leaders of other faiths into the pulpits of our liberal congregations.  Well, Kile Jones of Claremont University came up with a "one better" idea and, with a strategic post here and a follow-up there, he's managed to kick off the first ever Interview an Atheist at Church Sunday.  We signed up to participate and this Perspective(s) was the result.  

Gretta and Catherine Dunphy, Executive Director of The Clergy Project, were interviewed as atheists. Arguing for the intelligently designed path forward, Gretta acknowledged that describing herself as an atheist may be a controversial and divisive choice but notes that doing so may make the distance between the religious and atheists even narrower.

Listen to the podcast or watch below: 

May 5, 2013 podcast

Sunday
Apr282013

April 28, 2013

Gretta and participants from West Hill United discuss and explore concepts and quotes of love.  Gretta introduces the discussion by speaking about the West Hill book study on Michael Sandel's book and Harvard course: Justice.


April 28, 2013 podcast

Sunday
Apr282013

Focused Moment for April 28, 2013

Saturday
Apr272013

April 14, 2013

Guest speaker Ken Ramsay invites the congregation to partake in Babette's Feast.

April 14, 2013 podcast

Saturday
Apr272013

April 7, 2013

Saturday
Apr272013

Focused Moment for April 7, 2013

Saturday
Apr272013

March 10, 2013

On International Women's Day, Gretta and members of the congregation tell the stories of women -- some famous, some not -- who have made a difference; who have rocked the world. 

After each name and story is told, a rock is dropped, signifying how the world has been shaken by women.

March 10, 2013 podcast

Saturday
Apr272013

March 3, 2013

Friday
Apr262013

February 24, 2013

Gretta reflects on The Life of Pi.  Watch the movie trailer:

 

Then listen to the podcast.

February 24, 2013 podcast