Westminster Seminars are currently online, live on Sundays from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. on Zoom. Zoom links are available on the church website and in each Friday church email. The Zoom meeting will open at 9:40 for greetings and conversation.

The seminars welcome all watchers for a time to learn and grow in faith through engaging topics, which change from month to month. Please join us for the live Zoom meeting or watch the video or listen to the audio recordings at your convenience using the links below.


Westminster Seminars Audio/Video Recordings

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10/18/20 Liddy Barlow All One in Christ Jesus? Christian Unity in Complicated Times
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10/11/20 Liddy Barlow All One in Christ Jesus? Christian Unity in Complicated Times
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10/04/20 Liddy Barlow All One in Christ Jesus? Christian Unity in Complicated Times
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09/27/20 Roger Owens Consider the Lilies: The Path of Christian Meditation
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09/20/20 Roger Owens Consider the Lilies: The Path of Christian Meditation
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09/13/20 Roger Owens Consider the Lilies: The Path of Christian Meditation
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07/26/20 Sister Janice Vanderneck JULY SEMINAR SERIES IS ONLINE ONLY VIA ZOOM:
Welcoming the Stranger: A Look at Immigration in the U.S.
Doing Our Part
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07/19/20 Kristen Schneck JULY SEMINAR SERIES IS ONLINE ONLY VIA ZOOM:
Welcoming the Stranger: A Look at Immigration in the U.S.
The Current Situation
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07/12/20 Cristian Minor JULY SEMINAR SERIES IS ONLINE ONLY VIA ZOOM:
Welcoming the Stranger: A Look at Immigration in the U.S.
The History of Immigration in the U.S.
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06/28/20 Bruce Lancaster JUNE SEMINAR SERIES IS ONLINE ONLY VIA ZOOM:
Coloring Outside the Lines:
Renaissance Art, Religion, and the Challenge of Change
06/21/20 Bruce Lancaster JUNE SEMINAR SERIES IS ONLINE ONLY VIA ZOOM:
Coloring Outside the Lines:
Renaissance Art, Religion, and the Challenge of Change
06/14/20 Bruce Lancaster JUNE SEMINAR SERIES IS ONLINE ONLY VIA ZOOM:
Coloring Outside the Lines:
Renaissance Art, Religion, and the Challenge of Change
03/08/20 Tucker Ferda The Gospel of Matthew: Why Did Matthew Write?
03/01/20 Tucker Ferda The Gospel of Matthew: The Infancy Narrative
02/23/20 Kenneth Woo Reformation at the Margins
Setting the Boundaries: Religious Identity Then and Now
02/16/20 Kenneth Woo Reformation at the Margins
Diverse and Disruptive: The Complexities of Life in Exile
02/09/20 Kenneth Woo Reformation at the Margins
Zealous to Kill: An Anatomy of Religious Violence
02/02/20 Kenneth Woo Reformation at the Margins
01/26/20 Sara Ruhle Kyle The Enduring Influence of Hymns in Protestant America
Waves of Change in the 20th Century
01/19/20 Sara Ruhle Kyle The Enduring Influence of Hymns in Protestant America
Women, Children, Gospel Songs, and the Victorian Effect
01/12/20 Sara Ruhle Kyle The Enduring Influence of Hymns in Protestant America
Early America: From Puritans to Revivals
01/05/20 Sara Ruhle Kyle The Enduring Influence of Hymns in Protestant America
The Congregation Singing: Memories, Responses, Legacies
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12/22/19 Louise Rogers Angels: Angels Among Us
12/15/19 Louise Rogers Angels: Angels in History
12/08/19 Louise Rogers Angels: A Heavenly Go Between
12/01/19 Louise Rogers Angels: God's Messengers
11/24/19 Jessica Benham Suffer the Little Children: Disability, Childhood, and the Church
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
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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
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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
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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