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Department of Religion explores 2014 themes, lecturers announces chaplains

“I like to say that we use an angle of vision on the weekly themes,” said Joan Brown Campbell, director of Chautauqua Institution’s Department of Religion. “We use them to the extent possible, but they are designed for the morning lectures with a secular point of view. We try to provide an ethical base, a look at lived religion that people will find useful. Our lectures are from a humanitarian, ethical and spiritual point of view and are not just an extension of the morning themes.”

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Morning Worship: Chautauqua can choose to become the Beloved Community

The Rev. Joan Brown Campbell concluded her week as Chautauqua’s chaplain in residence at Friday’s morning worship service. Her topic was “Chautauqua’s Choice” and the Scripture text was Revelation 21:1-5.

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Morning Worship: ‘We will need all the courage borne of faith to become compassionate’

Karen Armstrong received the TED Prize in 2008, and her wish was to develop a “Charter for Compassion.” The charter was developed online and was launched on Nov. 9, 2009. Since that time, more than 98,000 individuals and organizations have signed it.

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Brian Smith | Staff PhotographerThe Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, director of the Department of Religion, answers questions about her spiritual path from her daughter, Jane Louise Campbell, during Sunday Vespers in the Hall of Philosophy.

Campbell shares faith journey, Chautauqua’s influence on her

Jane Louise Campbell served as the liturgist for the Sunday 5 p.m. Vespers and promised the congregation that she would provide answers to questions about her mother, the Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, that they might not even think of asking.

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Morning Worship: Forgiveness needs confession that is honest, deep, revealing, genuine

The story of the prodigal son is one of the most familiar in the Bible. It is about the work of love and the choice of forgiveness. ”The choice of forgiveness is one of the toughest people have to make, and that makes this parable one of the most difficult,” the Rev. Joan Brown Campbell said.

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Morning Worship: ‘Love your enemies’ is tough Scripture to live by

“Is it lawful to do good or harm on the Sabbath, to save a life or destroy it? When we read this text after the fact, the choice seems obvious, but Jesus’ response to his own question set the stage for his destruction,” the Rev. Joan Brown Campbell said.

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Morning Worship: Could Mary say no to God?

“Love is more than a feeling, a notion; it is to do justice, to ‘feed my sheep,’ ” the Rev. Joan Brown Campbell said at Monday’s 9:30 a.m. morning worship service. “To live is to love, and to love is to choose life.”

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Brian Smith | Staff PhotographerThe Rev. Joan Brown Campbell delivers her final Sunday sermon as director of the Chautauqua Institution Department of Religion at Sunday’s morning worship service in the Amphitheater. More photos will appear in Tuesday’s Daily.

Morning Worship: ‘Our choices give our lives timbre and substance, direction and meaning’

“It is incandescently clear that our choices are a picture of our life, our spiritual DNA, and no text illuminates that better than the book of Esther,” the Rev. Joan Brown Campbell said at the 10:45 a.m. Sunday morning worship service.

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