A collection of inspirational videos and text featuring America’s finest religious thinkers, stories of personal faith, and reflections on spiritual topics, gathered from television broadcasts of 30 Good Minutes, a weekly multifaith program in Chicago.
In her message, In Good Times and in Bad, the Rev. Eugenia Gamble says the Psalms teach us the importance—the imperative—of praising God in good times and in bad. We are called to praise who we trust God to be, not the circumstances in which we find ourselves.
The Rev. Eugenia Gamble is pastor of Nipomo Community Presbyterian Church in Nipomo, California. She has served as Senior Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and Englewood, Colorado, and Director of Spiritual Development at First Presbyterian Church in San Luis Obispo. Eugenia is widely acclaimed as one of the finest speakers in church circles today, serving as keynote speaker at numerous conferences, schools and colleges, retreats and seminars. In addition, she has authored several books and has served on the continuing education faculties at Princeton Theological Seminary, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh Seminary, and San Francisco Theological Seminary.
This archived 30 Good Minutes program first aired in January 2004.
A New Documentary from the Chicago Sunday Evening Club
Divided Families: Responding with Faith
This hour-long documentary explores the impact of current US immigration policies on Amy and Carlos, a young family from West Chicago. Because Carlos was brought to the US illegally from Mexico as a child, they encounter severe penalties and barriers as they attempt to gain his resident status. Like thousands of families in this situation, they want to do the right thing, but there seems to be no path to follow. We tell the story of their decade-long struggle, and highlight the work of faith organizations across Chicago that are working to help families like theirs stay together.
Premieres on WTTW Thursday, October 16th at 9pm
Chicago Leadership Prayer Breakfast - December 5, 2014
The purpose of the Chicago Leadership Prayer Breakfast is to gather as an interfaith community in thanksgiving and hope to pray for our city and its leadership.
Organized by Chicago Sunday Evening Club With major funding provided by Northern Trust Chair and Master of Ceremonies: Andrew J. McKenna
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sid Mohn - President of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights.
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Reflection on Prayers by Delle Chatman
“If we had a thousand tongues, Lord,” the Baptist deacon cries out hearing of the healing of a terminal illness, “If we had ten thousand tongues, we couldn't thank you enough! Thank you, Lord!”
We all use that phrase, “Thank you, Lord,” casually. But when I got sick, really sick, prayers were said on my behalf, hundreds maybe even thousands of prayers. And they were heard. If I had ten thousand tongues I could not thank God enough. I can’t thank them enough.
Through those prayers, I realized that gratitude is giving credit where credit is due. Most people are too proud to admit they have a need in the first place. Gratitude recognizes that a need has been fulfilled.
Gratitude makes the angels sing, “Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest!” Gratitude makes the human heart rest easy on the pillow of God's grace.
The late Delle Chatman was a writer, photographer and Catholic laywoman. In this archived 30 Good Minutes segment, she reflects on being thankful and how gratitude recognizes that a need has been fulfilled.