Listen to The Forum

On this page, you will find recordings of The Forum. Click the following links to listen.

2016-2017 Program Year

  • April 2, 2017: Listen to Connecting with the Sacred in Everyday Life
    lecture by Tom Stella
  • March 26, 2017: Listen to Gun Violence and Suicide in America
    lecture by Erik Wallace
  • March 12, 2017: Listen to John Muir, Teddy Roosevelt, and Spirituality in Nature
    lecture by Dave Seyfert
  • February 19, 2017: Listen to Standing Rock: Protecting Native American Water, Land, People, and Culture
    lecture by Jennifer Foerster
  • February 12, 2017: Listen to Computer Security and Information Privacy (Quick Tips)
    lecture by Elizabeth Boardman
  • February 5, 2017: Listen to The Power of Compassionate Grieving:  Buddhist and Christian Approaches
    lecture by David Gardiner
  • January 22, 2017: Listen to An Urban Vision for the Colorado Springs Area
    lecture by Jill Gaebler
  • January 15, 2017: Listen to Honeybees, the Necessary Insect
    lecture by Mike and Sandy Halby
  • December 4, 2016: Listen to Stereotypes, Stereotype Threat, and Strategies to Counter their Negative Impact on Individuals
    lecture by Christina Jimenez 
  • November 20, 2016: Listen to Economic Inequality, Tax Policy, Trade Proposals, etc. and the Incoming Administration
    lecture by Neal Rappaport
  • November 13, 2016: Listen to Ute Indian Prayer Trees in the Pikes Peak Region
    lecture by John Anderson
  • November 6. 2016: Listen to Strangers in a Strange Land: Conservative Professors in the Progressive University
    lecture by Josh Dunn
  • October 30, 2016: Listen to Emerson on Individuality, Nature, and the Life of the Soul
    lecture by John Riker
  • October 23, 2016: Listen to Historic Homes of Colorado Springs and Vicinity
    lecture by Gordon Anderson
  • October 16, 2016: Listen to Foreign Policy and the 2016 Election
    lecture by David Henderickson
  • October 9, 2016: Listen to Universal Healthcare for all Coloradans – The Time is Now
    lecture by Jerry White
  • October 2, 2016: Listen to Freedom to Love: A Good Boy’s Path to Truth, Love and Wholeness
    lecture by David Dahlin
  • September 11, 2016: Listen to Sacrifice and Religious Violence
    lecture by Dr. David Weddle

2015-2016 Program Year

  • May 22, 2016: Listen to The Supreme Court: Advise and Consent, Current & Historical Perspectives
    lecture by Dick Hall
  • MAY 15, 2016: Listen to The Religion of Islam as Described by a Colorado Springs Muslim
    lecture by Arshad Yousufi
  • APRIL 10, 2016: Listen to Empathy and the Archetypal Power of Healing Through Dreams
    lecture by Marcia Dobson
  • APRIL 3, 2016: Listen to Liberal Arts Education in an Age of Technology 
    lecture by Jill Tiefenthaler
  • MARCH 20, 2016: Listen to Architecture and Urban Design as a Social Narrative
    lecture by Mark Harris
  • MARCH 13, 2016:Listen to Weak Parties, Weak Policies: Our Two-Party System and Immigration Policy
    lecture by Joe Postell
  • MARCH 6, 2016: Listen to Artistry Downtown (Perhaps You Have Seen the Murals)
    lecture by Kim Polomka
  • FEBRUARY 21, 2016: Listen to  American Indian Poetry and Philosophies (Highlighting Indigenous Worldviews)
    lecture by Janice Gould
  • FEBRUARY 14, 2016: Listen to “The American Holocaust
    lecture by Urban Turzi 

  • FEBRUARY 7, 2016: Listen to “Colorado Springs Eternal: Why is Colorado Springs so Republican”
    lecture by Alex Johnson
  • JANUARY 24, 2016: Listen to “African-American History in Colorado Springs”
    lecture by Lucy Bell
  • JANUARY 17, 2016: Listen to “Religion and Nationalism in the Middle East and North Africa”
    lecture by Robert Lee
  • JANUARY 3, 2016: Listen to “Pastors Emeriti – A Conversation with Jim White and Jerry Jordan”
    with Rev. Jim White and Rev. Jerry Jordan
  • DECEMBER 20, 2015: Listen to “Latino Success Perspectives in Light of Racism and Prejudice in a White-dominated Society”
    lecture by Fae Garcia Bush
  • DECEMBER 13, 2015: Listen to “An Early Theologian Changes His Mind (and Misses his Chance to be a Saint)”
    lecture by Joe Pickle
  • DECEMBER 6, 2015: Listen to The Bible and the Civil War”
    lecture by Paul Harvey
  • NOVEMBER 29, 2015: Listen to “The Rescue of 1.7M Japanese Civilians from Soviet Controlled Manchuria at End of WW II”
    lecture by Paul Maruyama
  • NOVEMBER 22, 2015: Listen  to “Colorado Springs Art Scene: Sources, Status, Sustainment, and Support”
    lecture by Jon Khoury
  • NOVEMBER 15, 2015: Listen to “The Power of a Just Peace Congregation”
    lecture by Rich Law
  • NOVEMBER 1, 2015: Listen to Bringing Down Milosevic in Serbia – the Power of Nonviolent Resistance
    lecture by Srdja Popovich
  • OCTOBER 18, 2015: Listen to “Human Trafficking, Not All Slaves Have Been Freed”
    lecture by Jeremiah Erickson
  • OCTOBER 4, 2015: Death with Dignity Act Legislation”
    lecture by Michael Merrifield

  • SEPTEMBER 27, 2015: Listen to “The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation”
    lecture by Cara Koch & Judy Casey 
  • SEPTEMBER 13, 2015: “Faith and Doubt: The Possibility of a Christian Atheism”
    lecture by Steve Kern and Nancy Henjum

2014-2015 Program Year

  • FEBRUARY 8, 2015: Listen to “What the Bible Says About Abortion and Homosexuality (How to Speak to Religious Conservatives About Social Issues)”
    lecture by  David Weddle

    • Click the  following link to read David Weddle’s lecture manuscript Weddle Manuscript
  • JANUARY 4, 2015: Listen “How Greenway, the Internet, and Bicycle Infrastructure will Secure our Economic Future”
    lecture by Richard Skorman

    • January 4, 2015: Listen to The Forum discussion following Richard Skorman’s lecture.
  • SEPTEMBER 8, 2013: Listen to Climate Change, Forest Health, and Floods: Addressing our Local Wildland/Urban Interface
    lecture by Richard Skorman

    • September 8, 2015: Listen to The Forum discussion following Richard Skorman’s lecture .


Past Years

Listen to“Aging in El Paso County: The Coming Tsunami”
lecture by Tucker Hart Adams

NOVEMBER 4, 2012: Listen to “Religion and Presidential Politics
lecture by Jeff Scholes

Listen to “The Flesh Becomes Word: Embodied Preaching and Congregational Response


Link to Rev. Dr. Benjamin  Broadbent’s DMin Thesis.

The Forum is in session most Sunday mornings September through May at 9:45 a.m. in the Carey Chapel through the efforts of your Forum Team (Bruce Latimer, Don Allred, Cathy White, and Howard Ray). Send a message with your questions and comments to To access the Forum schedule. We may be adding another team member this fall; please let us know of your interest.