On Sunday mornings each summer for many years, we’ve presented Book Talks & Mission Walks – an opportunity for folks at Trinity to share about a book or outreach experience that has impacted their faith journey. We’ll continue to learn together this summer, but with a twist, through Trinity TED Talks.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less) shared online. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED) converged, and today covers almost all topics – from science to business to global issues – in over 100 languages.

On Sunday mornings this summer, Trinity presenters will share a TED Talk and then connect it to an aspect of Christian faith. For example: What does science teach us about how God is involved in the world? How does our faith in Jesus call us to engage politically (or does it?)? If we improve our ability to listen to others, will that help us grow as Christians?

June 4 @ 11 am: Kelly Cantwell on My Wish: A Global Charter for Compassion by Karen Armstrong

June 11 @ 11 am: Keri Willard [Director of Connections and High School Ministry] on Depression, the Secret We Share by Andrew Solomon

June 18 @ 10 am: Tyler Norris [Trinity Summer Intern] on Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong by Johann Hari

June 25 @ 10 am: Betsy Gugle on The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown

July 2 No TED Talk – Happy Fourth of July!

July 9 @ 10 am: Charlie Stearns on Three Ways to Fix a Broken News Industry by Lara Setrakian

July 16 @ 10 am: Tim Allen on It’s Time to Reclaim and Reinvent Religion by Sharon Brous

July 23 @ 11 am: Carol Harper on Love Letters to Strangers by Hannah Brencher

July 30 @ 10 am: Laura Roberts on Should You Live for Your Resume or Your Eulogy? by David Brooks and Let’s Revive the Golden Rule by Karen Armstrong

August 6 @ 10 am: Ken Thien and Geoff Arthur on Every Christian is a Leader. Part One –  How Great Leaders Inspire Action by Simon Sinek

August 13 @ 10 am: Ken Thien and Geoff Arthur on Every Christian is a Leader. Part Two – Restoring the Human in Humanity by Simon Sinek

August 20 @ 10 am: Ross Hartley on The Growth Mindset. TED Talk will be given live!

August 27 @ 10 am: Scott and Theresa Tipton on How to See Past Your Own Perspective and Find Truth by Michael Patrick Lynch