Westminster Seminars is held on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. in Galbreath Chapel. All are welcome! Come to listen, learn, and ask questions – no preparation needed.

Westminster Seminars Audio Recordings

Date Speaker Title Play mp3
11/17/19 Mark Wicclair Conscientious Objection in Health Care: Deciding When to Accommodate Health Professionals
11/10/19 Bruce Lancaster Standing on the Edge of Tomorrow: An Interim’s Perspective of WPC
10/27/19 Clifford Bob The Global Religious Right
10/20/19 Clifford Bob The Global Religious Right
10/13/19 Hunter Farrell The Crisis Facing U.S. Churches’ Engagement in Global Mission
...and What We Can Do About It
10/06/19 Hunter Farrell The Crisis Facing U.S. Churches’ Engagement in Global Mission
...and What We Can Do About It
09/29/19 John Burgess Russia Update: Holy Elders and Power Politics
09/22/19 John Burgess Russia Update: Holy Elders and Power Politics
09/15/19 John Burgess Russia Update: Holy Elders and Power Politics
09/08/19 John Burgess Russia Update: Holy Elders and Power Politics
07/28/19 Lucyna de Barbaro, Perry Recker, Greg Winks Caring for Creation: Faith, Science, and Change
Panel Discussion – Time for a Change: Coming Clean
(Download the PDF slideshow from this seminar)
07/21/19 Larry Schweiger and Ned Ketyer Caring for Creation: Faith, Science, and Change
The Science: Evidence and Effects
07/14/19 Hunter Farrell and Chris Taylor Caring for Creation: Faith, Science, and Change
Our Christian Call to Respond
06/30/19 Louise Rogers Living Legacies
(Download the PDF slideshow from this seminar)
06/23/19 Regis Becker Real World Perspectives on Corporate, Personal, and Sexual Ethics
06/16/19 Regis Becker Real World Perspectives on Corporate, Personal, and Sexual Ethics
06/09/19 Ted Kyle Ethical Mistakes in Public Health Despite Good Intentions
(Download the PDF slideshow from this seminar)
06/02/19 Sheldon Sorge Ethics in Church
05/26/19 Jack Aupperle Women of Faith
05/19/19 Jack Aupperle Women of Faith
05/12/19 Jack Aupperle Women of Faith
05/05/19 Jack Aupperle Women of Faith
04/28/19 Scott Hagley Consumed: Christian Witness in a Transactional World
04/14/19 Scott Hagley Consumed: Christian Witness in a Transactional World
03/31/19 Barb Myers and
Mary Kay Mitchell
Prayer Paths of Faith: The Labyrinth and Praying the Scriptural
“Way of the Cross”
03/24/19 Louise Rogers Prayer Paths of Faith: Remarkable Prayers of the Bible
03/17/19 Graham Standish Living a Grace-filled Life
03/10/19 Graham Standish Living a Grace-filled Life
03/03/19 Graham Standish Living a Grace-filled Life
02/24/19 Kenneth Woo Reformer and Refugee: (Re)Considering John Calvin
02/17/19 Kenneth Woo Reformer and Refugee: (Re)Considering John Calvin
02/10/19 Kenneth Woo Reformer and Refugee: (Re)Considering John Calvin
02/03/19 Kenneth Woo Reformer and Refugee: (Re)Considering John Calvin
01/27/19 Jim Davison Making Sense of the Book of Revelation
01/13/19 Jim Davison Making Sense of the Book of Revelation
01/06/19 Jim Davison Making Sense of the Book of Revelation
12/23/18 Steven Tuell Beginnings: What Genesis Says (And Doesn’t Say)
12/16/18 Steven Tuell Beginnings: What Genesis Says (And Doesn’t Say)
12/09/18 Steven Tuell Beginnings: What Genesis Says (And Doesn’t Say)
12/02/18 Steven Tuell Beginnings: What Genesis Says (And Doesn’t Say)
11/25/18 John Wilson Problem Areas in Christian History
11/18/18 John Wilson Problem Areas in Christian History
11/11/18 John Wilson Problem Areas in Christian History
11/04/18 John Wilson Problem Areas in Christian History
10/28/18 Jerome Creach How Did Jesus Fulfill the “Law and Prophets”?
Isaiah 40:1-11 and the Coming of Jesus the Messiah
10/21/18 Steven Tuell How Did Jesus Fulfill the “Law and Prophets”?
The Shema, the Greatest Commandment
10/14/18 Steven Tuell How Did Jesus Fulfill the “Law and Prophets”?
Love of Neighbor and Love of the Stranger
10/07/18 Jerome Creach How Did Jesus Fulfill the “Law and Prophets”?
What Are the “Law and Prophets”?
9/30/18 L. Roger Owens Open and Available: Approaching Life with God
9/23/18 L. Roger Owens Open and Available: Approaching Life with God
9/16/18 L. Roger Owens Open and Available: Approaching Life with God
9/09/18 L. Roger Owens Open and Available: Approaching Life with God
7/29/18 Liddy Barlow Shaping Public Policy to Serve the Poor
7/22/18 Michael Stanton "This Is My House": Defeating Poverty One Family at a Time
7/15/18 Tammy Thompson Causes of Poverty: A Tangled Web
6/24/18 Jim Gilchrist Truth Decay: Truth and Freedom
6/17/18 Jim Gilchrist Truth Decay: Tribes and Truthiness
6/10/18 Jim Gilchrist Truth Decay: Field Guide to Fallacies
6/03/18 Jim Gilchrist Truth Decay
5/27/18 Marta McClintock-Comeaux Two Centuries of Women in Church and Public Life:
Moving Past Bias Barriers to “Administer(ing) True Justice; Show(ing) Mercy and Compassion to One Another”
5/20/18 Ann Morris Two Centuries of Women in Church and Public Life:
If the Way Be Clear: Brief History of Women's Ordinationin the Presbyterian Church
5/13/18 Jessie Ramey Two Centuries of Women in Church and Public Life:
The Status of Women's Leadership and Gender Equity in the U.S.
5/06/18 Lisa Tetrault Two Centuries of Women in Church and Public Life:
The Origins of Women’s Rights in the U.S.
4/29/18 John Burgess Neighbors Near and Far
4/22/18 John Burgess Neighbors Near and Far
4/15/18 John Burgess Neighbors Near and Far
4/8/18 Peter Smith Silent Sanctuaries
(View the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Silent Sanctuaries online feature by Peter Smith)
3/25/18 Elaine Frantz Life Sentences: Learning Restorative Justice with Pittsburgh Lifers, and Their Friends and Families
3/18/18 Elaine Frantz Life Sentences: Learning Restorative Justice with Pittsburgh Lifers, and Their Friends and Families
3/11/18 Elaine Frantz Life Sentences: Learning Restorative Justice with Pittsburgh Lifers, and Their Friends and Families
3/4/18 Elaine Frantz Life Sentences: Learning Restorative Justice with Pittsburgh Lifers, and Their Friends and Families
2/25/18 Jeff Eddings Creating Sacred Space for Our Mental Health
2/18/18 Autumn Brownlee Creating Sacred Space for Our Mental Health
2/11/18 Lynn Holden Creating Sacred Space for Our Mental Health
2/04/18 Jeff Eddings Creating Sacred Space for Our Mental Health
1/28/18 Paula Kane Welcoming the Stranger: Pope Francis and Migration Politics
1/21/18 Christine Chakoian and David Esterline Presbyterians Respond to Refugees
1/14/18 Louise Rogers We Believe
1/7/18 Louise Rogers We Believe
12/17/17 Peter Gilmore No Reason, No Season: Why Early Presbyterians Ignored Christmas
12/10/17 John Wallace Westminster's Vision for Racial Reconciliation
12/3/17 Jim Gilchrist Westminster's Vision for Racial Reconciliation
11/26/17 Jack Aupperle A River of Many Streams:
An Ecumenical Catholic View of Women
11/19/17 Jack Aupperle A River of Many Streams:
A Black Voice of Conformation and Compromise
11/12/17 Jack Aupperle A River of Many Streams:
A New Evangelicalism: Belief and Inspiration Have Intellectual Credibility
10/29/17 Jim Davison Living in God's Coming Kingdom:
Main Themes in Matthew
10/22/17 Jim Davison Living in God's Coming Kingdom:
Main Themes in Matthew
10/1/17 John Burgess What the New Russia Wants: Politics and Religion in the Era of Vladimir Putin
9/17/17 John Burgess What the New Russia Wants: Politics and Religion in the Era of Vladimir Putin
9/10/17 John Burgess What the New Russia Wants: Politics and Religion in the Era of Vladimir Putin
7/23/17 Alaa Mohamed Many Faiths Doing Justice: Islam
7/16/17 Karen Hochberg Many Faiths Doing Justice: Judaism
7/9/17 Edward Brett Many Faiths Doing Justice: Catholicism
6/25/17 Jim Gilchrist Other Faiths: Ecumenical and Interfaith Perspectives
6/18/17 Jim Gilchrist Other Faiths: Ecumenical and Interfaith Perspectives
6/11/17 Jim Gilchrist Other Faiths: Ecumenical and Interfaith Perspectives
6/4/17 Jim Gilchrist Other Faiths: Ecumenical and Interfaith Perspectives
5/28/17 Rev. Dr. Jack Aupperle Jesus: The Unabridged Definition
5/21/17 Rabbi Mark Mahler Jesus the Jew
5/14/17 Dave Fetterman Thank God! Living a Life of Gratitude
5/7/17 Dave Fetterman Thank God! Living a Life of Gratitude
4/30/17 Dave Fetterman Sabbath: An Invitation to Rest in a Chaotic World
4/23/17 Dave Fetterman Sabbath: An Invitation to Rest in a Chaotic World
4/9/17 Ann Rodgers Pope Francis: Why the World Is Listening to Him
4/2/17 Ann Rodgers Pope Francis: Why the World Is Listening to Him
3/26/17 Sara Kyle Luther and Music
3/19/17 Kenneth Woo Reconsidering Luther
3/12/17 Kenneth Woo Reconsidering Luther
3/5/17 Kenneth Woo Reconsidering Luther
2/26/17 John Wilson Before Luther: The Transformation of Catholicism 400 Years Prior to Luther and Why He Didn’t Like It
2/19/17 John Wilson Before Luther: The Transformation of Catholicism 400 Years Prior to Luther and Why He Didn’t Like It
2/12/17 Drew Smith Collective Histories, Social Grievances, and Sacred ‘Re-membering’
2/5/17 Drew Smith Collective Histories, Social Grievances, and Sacred ‘Re-membering’
1/29/17 Scott Hagley Eat What Is Set Before You: Risk, Gift, and the Mission of God
1/22/17 Scott Hagley Eat What Is Set Before You: Risk, Gift, and the Mission of God
1/8/17 Scott Hagley Eat What Is Set Before You: Risk, Gift, and the Mission of God
12/18/16 Dr. Sam Calian Designing Your Biblical Passport at Advent
12/11/16 Dr. Sam Calian Designing Your Biblical Passport at Advent
12/4/16 Dr. Sam Calian Designing Your Biblical Passport at Advent
11/27/16 Dr. Sam Calian Designing Your Biblical Passport at Advent
11/20/16 Hetz and Barbara Marsh Love and Connection: Relationships as a Reflection of God's Love
11/13/16 Hetz and Barbara Marsh Love and Connection: Relationships as a Reflection of God's Love
11/6/16 Hetz and Barbara Marsh Love and Connection: Relationships as a Reflection of God's Love
10/30/16 Sara Ruhle Kyle and Sandra Conley J.S. Bach: Soli Deo Gloria
10/23/16 Sara Ruhle Kyle J.S. Bach: Soli Deo Gloria
10/16/16 Sara Ruhle Kyle J.S. Bach: Soli Deo Gloria
10/09/16 Sara Ruhle Kyle J.S. Bach: Soli Deo Gloria
10/02/16 Tony Norman Faith Traditions and Denominations in Public Life
09/25/16 Jim Gilchrist Faith Traditions and Denominations in Public Life
09/18/16 Peter Smith Faith Traditions and Denominations in Public Life
09/11/16 David Esterline Faith Traditions and Denominations in Public Life
05/29/16 Elaine Parsons The Birth of the Klan during Reconstruction
05/22/16 Dave Fetterman Who Am I? Bonhoeffer’s Theology through His Poems
05/15/16 Dave Fetterman Who Am I? Bonhoeffer’s Theology through His Poems
05/01/16 Dave Fetterman Who Am I? Bonhoeffer’s Theology through His Poems
04/24/16 Jim Davison The King of Kings: A Model for Political Leaders
04/17/16 Jim Davison Solomon: A Wise but Foolish King
04/10/16 Jim Davison David: A Good King with Feet of Clay
04/03/16 Jim Davison Saul: A Good King Gone Bad
03/20/16 Leanna K. Fuller Protestant Conceptions of Suffering
03/13/16 John Wilson Protestant Conceptions of Suffering
03/06/16 John Wilson Protestant Conceptions of Suffering
02/28/16 Roger Owens What We Need Is Here: Learning New Ways to Listen to God through Scripture
02/21/16 Roger Owens What We Need Is Here: Learning New Ways to Listen to God through Scripture
02/14/16 Roger Owens What We Need Is Here: Learning New Ways to Listen to God through Scripture
02/07/16 Roger Owens What We Need Is Here: Learning New Ways to Listen to God through Scripture
01/31/16 Discussion Christian Hospitality in Troubled Times
01/24/16 Dave Fetterman Christian Hospitality in Troubled Times
01/17/16 Dave Fetterman Christian Hospitality in Troubled Times
01/10/16 Steven Tuell Who Are Those Guys? Major Insights from the Minor Prophets
01/03/16 Brian Peck Reflections from Westminster’s Clerk of Session
12/20/15 Jack Aupperle Advent Lights
12/13/15 Jack Aupperle Advent Lights
12/06/15 Jack Aupperle Advent Lights
11/29/15 Jack Aupperle Advent Lights
11/22/15 Millicent Smith Four Women of Faith: Contributions to Our History
11/15/15 Bobbie Hartman Four Women of Faith: Contributions to Our History
11/08/15 Sara Kyle Four Women of Faith: Contributions to Our History
11/01/15 Warren Archer Four Women of Faith: Contributions to Our History
10/25/15 Anne Brucker Aging Backwards: Transitions as We Get Past 50
10/18/15 Richard Schulz Family Care Giving
10/11/15 Mary Ann Johnson The Georgia Centenarian Project
10/04/15 John Burgess Encountering the Holy in Unexpected Places
09/27/15 John Burgess Encountering the Holy in Unexpected Places
09/20/15 John Burgess Encountering the Holy in Unexpected Places
09/13/15 John Burgess Encountering the Holy in Unexpected Places
07/26/15 Ricky Burgess Who Is My Neighbor? Discussions on Racism
07/19/15 Drew Smith Who Is My Neighbor? Discussions on Racism
06/21/15 Jim Gilchrist Grace and the Beloved Community
06/21/15 Jim Gilchrist Grace and the Beloved Community
06/14/15 Jim Gilchrist Grace and the Beloved Community
06/07/15 Jim Gilchrist Diversity in the Presbyterian Church
05/31/15 Anthony Rivera Grace and the Beloved Community
05/25/15 Alima Bucciantini Presbyterianism in Scotland
05/17/15 Alima Bucciantini Presbyterianism in Scotland
05/10/15 Dave Fetterman The Civil War as a Theological Crisis
05/03/15 Elaine Parsons Searching for Religious Meaning in the Civil War
04/26/15 Nana Wilson Centering Prayer: What? Why?
04/19/15 Dave Fetterman Westminster's Grief Recovery Goup
03/29/15 Bruce Antonoff Jacob: The Problematic Patriarch
03/22/15 Bruce Antonoff Jacob: The Problematic Patriarch
03/15/15 Bruce Antonoff Jacob: The Problematic Patriarch
03/01/15 Bruce Antonoff Jacob: The Problematic Patriarch
02/22/15 Tony Norman The Scandal of Social Justice
02/08/15 Tony Norman The Scandal of Social Justice
02/01/15 Tony Norman The Scandal of Social Justice
01/25/15 Bill Bollendorf Understanding Haiti: Haiti Today
01/18/15 Bill Bollendorf Understanding Haiti: Haiti Today
01/11/15 Warren Archer Understanding Haiti: History of Haiti
01/04/15 Warren Archer Understanding Haiti: History of Haiti