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Apeiron Society for the Practice of Philosophy

Tuesday October 28th, 2014 at 7:30 pm
in the Valhalla Room of the Scandinavian Centre,
739 – 20th Ave N.W. Calgary.
 
Topic:  "What does happiness have to do with Faith?"
Speaker: The Reverend Dr. John Pentland
Hillhurst United Church

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The Talk:

The Reverend Dr. John Pentland very kindly agreed to talk to us at very short notice. He will share some reflections on how an organized (or disorganized!) religious community addressed the topic of happiness. The Hillhurst United Church community recently engaged in a four-week Sunday sermon series and Monday evening classes on the topic of happiness. Here are some questions Dr. Pentland may consider. Does faith have anything to do with happiness? Is happiness a biblical concern? What does our view of happiness say about our culture right now? Does God (if there is one) care if we are happy? Dr. Pentland will gladly receive your reflections and questions.

Biographical Notes:

Dr. Pentland has been the minister at Hillhurst since September 2005. He is originally from Ontario, and studied at Queen's University, the University of Toronto, Princeton University, and the University of Chicago, earning his D.Min. in 2002. He is married to Anna and together they parent four children: Jesse, Josh, Allie, and Charlotte. He is passionate about making connections between religion or spirituality and living a meaningful life. With one foot in the church, and one in the community, he believes that what people do at Hillhurst United should impact and support all areas of our life. He explores crossover theology with topics like wine and spirituality, "REEL" theology, and issues of lived hospitality. He is excited to be working in a community that seeks relevance, connection and the living of a passionate life.