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The poet T.S. Eliot wrote, “These are only hints and guesses, hints followed by guesses, and the rest is prayer, observance, discipline, thought and action.  The hint half guessed, the gift half understood, is Incarnation.”

Rev. David Saetre’s talk will take a fresh look at the religious idea of incarnation and what progressive and liberal religion might glean from the idea of the embodiment of the divine. Christianity comes to mind with its teachings about Jesus as the incarnate Son of God; however, recent scholarship related to the historical Jesus challenges the dogma teaching that Jesus was God. What does that mean for an honest religious faith today? Other religions also include incarnate deities—Krishna in Hinduism for example. What might we conclude from these ideas for our own lives today?

Please join us as David Saetre presents the third talk in his series on religious and spiritual themes based on reflections from his career in ministry and teaching.  Skeptics and believers alike should find something more to consider as we journey on toward a deeper understanding of spiritual sources to guide our lives.


Alvord Theatre
1411 Ellis Ave

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