SUMMA Camp 2015

University of the South, Sewanee, TN July 21-29 With 2015 camp, SUMMA will open as an ongoing program of The School of Theology’s Beecken Center, welcoming student debaters from around the country!  For information about attending camp, visit the application page. Our 2015 Camp Seminar Leaders include: The Rt. Rev. Duncan M. Gray III IX Bishop of Mississippi Dr. William E. Engel Nick B. Williams Professor of English University of the South Dr. James Ross McDonald Assistant Professor of English University of the South Dr. Lauryl Tucker Assistant Professor of English University of the South   SUMMA is seeking to fill nine counselor positions for 2015 Camp. Counselors must be at least 20 years of age, or have completed at least one year of college, by July 20,...

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Recent Sermons by Dr. Keller

Three sermons by ITSSM Director the Rev. Canon Christoph Keller, Th.D. have been posted:”With Honors,” “An Experience Near-Death,” and “Faith Seeking Understanding.”  Click on Sermons on the navigation bar to the left.

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The Near-Death Experience in Christian Perspective

A symposium featuring three nationally known experts, and presentations by persons who have had near-death experiences, researchers, theologians, and scientists. April 19-20 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Little Rock.  For detailed information about the event click on The Near-Death Experience in Christian Perspective on the left navigation bar. To register, click...

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“Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife” Book Study

A book study of Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander, M.D. will be held on Wednesday mornings January 23 through February 13 from 10:30 until 11:45 at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. The Rev. Canon Christoph Keller, Th.D. will lead the class. The book study is free, and limited to 15 participants. Register by email at cf.itssm@gmail.com. Dr. Alexander is a neurosurgeon with an academic career that includes 15 years teaching at Harvard Medical School. In 2008, he suffered an extremely rare case of E. coli bacterial meningitis, lying near death in a deep coma for a week. Then he recovered, emerging to tell what near-death researcher Dr. Bruce Greyson has described as “a gripping story, unique in the...

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Laugh In Peace

More than 1,000 persons attended the Laugh in Peace performance Monday, November 12 starring Rabbi Bob Alper, Muslim comic Mo Amer, and Rev. Susan Sparks, an American Baptist minister. Laugh in Peace is a comedy show that promotes interfaith action, multiculturalism and peace through the universal appeal of laughter. Beneath the laughter is a serious message of healing, understanding and tolerance at a time when tension among different faiths is running high. The House of Prayer and the ITSSM Interfaith Center are happy to have been a part of bringing this highly acclaimed event to Little Rock. A consortium of organizations joined together to make this evening a reality, including: Arkansas House of Prayer The Arkansas Interfaith Conference The Episcopal Diocese...

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A Terrible Loss

Earlier this month, my family suffered a terrible loss. Many of you will know the story. Corwith Davis III, my nephew, was visiting High Hampton with his young family. On Monday, August 6, he set out on a morning solo hike up Chimney Top. Two young women running up the trail met Corwith coming down, just off the top. Greeting them in the friendly hiker’s way, he smiled and said “You’re almost there.” Continuing on, the women made the summit, took in the view, and started back down. It was about ten minutes from when they left him to when they found him lying on the ground. In those few minutes, Corwith had a heart attack and died at the age of 35. Bereft, he leaves his mother, my sister, Cynnie, his sister Caroline, his loving wife Blair, their three-year old...

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Compassion In Action

Compassion in Action, a gathering of local interfaith leaders, the Multi Faith Youth Group and representatives from each of the major world religions was held September 11, 2012. Visit the Interfaith Center’s page for more information about the event.

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