Guest Speakers

We’ve been honored and blessed over the years to have inspirational guest speakers visit our church to lead workshops and deliver sermons in our pulpit. A few of those are featured here, along with recordings of their message. See more speakers in the section called “Jesus the Christ in the 21st Century.”

Two Flocks, One Shepherd

Posted on Fri, Mar 28, 2014, Speaker: Father Richard Rohr
FATHER RICHARD ROHR spent a weekend with us in 2012, where he led a workshop and spoke on topics like non-duality and the Cosmic Christ. He preached the Sunday sermon on the story of Jesus as the Good Shepherd, specifically the verse where Jesus says that He has “other . . .
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Who Do You Say I Am?

Posted on Thu, Mar 27, 2014, Speaker: Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault
REVEREND CYNTHIA BOURGEAULT was the speaker for our annual “Jesus in the 21st Century” weekend in October 2012. On Sunday, she took the pulpit to discuss the challenges of Atonement Theology. She described the “light” version of Atonement as being . . .
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Healing The Spirit Of Our Nation

Posted on Sat, Mar 22, 2014, Speaker: Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes
DR. JAMES FORBES felt called to speak in Charlotte during the 2012 Democratic National Convention, as he had spoken in Tampa during the Republican National Convention. Having preached at Myers Park Baptist before, he reached out to our ministers, who were happy to give Dr. . . .
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The Power of Words

Posted on Mon, Oct 14, 2013, Speaker: Rev. Dr. Ophelia Garmon-Brown
DR. OPHELIA GARMON-BROWN talks about the power of words to drag us down or lift us up. In the New Testament book of Matthew, Peter asks Jesus to command him to do the miraculous. Peter needed to be told. He needed to hear the words.Peter has faith in Jesus — enough to walk . . .
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