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Sabbath: An Ancient Practice Meets the Modern World

What does the Sabbath have to say to us about our collective overwhelm? Told as a collection of short stories, SABBATH explores the history of one of the world's most important spiritual practices and its timeless relevance for a stressed-out, modern world. From the biblical accounts of creation to the 10 Commandments, to the Puritans landing in the New World, to the contemporary practice of a "tech-sabbath," SABBATH ties together our collective history, our health practices, our response to God's invitation, and the search for a more sustainable way of life. Special guest Michael Long from the Office of Spiritual Formation and panelists Professor Norman Wirzba, Rev. J. Dana Trent, and Director Martin Doblmeier will look anew at a theological practice that is meant to be far more than an add-on to our weekly rhythm but speaks to "the very meaning of life." There will also be an advanced screening and discussion of a new public television film called SABBATH: An Ancient Practice Meets the Modern World. The screening, free and open to the public, is hosted by the Clergy and Religion Research Collaborative, a new partnership of the Clergy Health Initiative and the Religion and Social Change Lab. Refreshments will be provided and paid parking is available in the Bryan Center Garage.


Free Food and Beverages, Movie/Film, Panel/Seminar/Colloquium, Religious/Spiritual