PUBlic Discourse Event

Agora Institute Alumni and Young Professionals

  • Date Apr 10, 2016
  • Venue Conshohocken Brewing Company
    739 E Elm St
    Conshohocken, PA 19428

The 2015-16 PUBlic Discourse Alumni and Young Professionals Event Series is titled "The Breaking and Healing of Christendom."

On April 10th, 2016, Professor Gary Jenkins will complete the series by leading a conversation on the split between Catholicism and Orthodoxy.  When it comes to understanding this major split- its motivation or justification, its virtues or its vices - imprecision and confusion is common. 

Understandably, our compass points may be our own spiritual pilgrimage (e.g. “I like the ceremony,” “It didn’t feel spiritual,” “I felt disconnected from my church”). We may rely on a familiar academic catchphrase (e.g. “Individual priesthood of the believer”) or a charge used by one side against the other (e.g., “Nominalism!” “Works righteousness!”). Such reference points don’t help and neither does our culture’s spiritual apathy, inclusiveness, and permissiveness. This breaking of Western Christendom must be understood if there is ever to be healing. We must also understand our differences if we are to individually serve God and worship Him aright.

How do we hold in tension a belief in “one, holy catholic, and apostolic Church” while also acknowledging the many churches we see today? 

Space is limited for this event.  For more information on how to get involved, please email