How We Learn to Be Brave: Decisive Moments in Life and Death

How We Learn to Be Brave: Decisive Moments in Life and Death

An Evening Conversation with Bishops Mariann Budde and Craig Loya moderated by R.T. Rybak, President of the Minneapolis Foundation

Wednesday, November 15, 6:30-8:30p
St. John’s Episcopal Church and livestreamed
4201 Sheridan Avenue S., Minneapolis

Join Bishop Mariann Budde, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, DC and former rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, and Bishop Craig Loya, tenth bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, for a conversation about decisive moments in life and faith, and what it means to be brave in uncertain times. Moderated by R.T. Rybak, President of the Minneapolis Foundation, former mayor of Minneapolis.

Bishop Budde will be available to sign books, available for purchase, after the conversation.

This event will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person.

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An inspirational guide to the key junctures in life that, if navigated with faith and discernment, pave the way for us to become our most courageous selves, by the bishop of the famed Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C.

The decisive moments in life are those pivot points when we’re called on to push past our fears and act with strength. With How We Learn to Be Brave, Bishop Mariann Budde teaches us to respond with clarity and grace even in the toughest times. Being brave is not a singular occurrence; it’s a journey that we can choose to undertake every day.

Here, Bishop Budde explores the full range of decisive moments, from the most visible and dramatic (the decision to go), to the internal and personal (the decision to stay), to brave choices made with an eye toward the future (the decision to start), those born of suffering (the decision to accept that which we did not choose), and those that come unexpectedly (the decision to step up to the plate). Drawing on examples ranging from Harry Potter to the Gospel According to Luke, she seamlessly weaves together personal experiences with stories from scripture, history, and pop culture to underscore both the universality of these moments and the particular call each one of us must heed when they arrive.

With Bishop Budde’s wisdom, readers will learn to live and to respond according to their true beliefs and in ways that align with their best selves. How We Learn to Be Brave will provide much-needed fortitude and insight to anyone searching for answers in uncertain times.


Nov 15 2023


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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