Lenten Lunchtime Series
In our effort to be mindful of the limitations of our humanity, Be Still, Be Human retrieves the Old and New Testament mandate to “remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.” But the notion of Sabbath as a time to pause for rest and refreshment is no longer widely practiced in the Western world. The result of this is that we are losing much of our humanity as we become more like machines.
In these lunch-time sessions, let us explore the value of observing some sense of Sabbath as a means of side-stepping the present-day cultural excesses which often seem to result in a great deal of exhaustion, restlessness, consumerism, greed, and anxiety.
Presenter: Dr. Joseph Kelly
Place: Wahl Room
Dates: Mondays, March 11, 18 and 25, 2019
Times: MS lunch 11:00-11:30 AM
HS 1st lunch 11:45AM-12:15PM
HS 2nd lunch 12:30-1:00 PM
Text to accompany this series: Walter Brueggemann, The Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now. Available on line. The book does not need to be read prior to the series.
Dr. Joseph Kelly retired from full-time teaching after 37 years. For 11 years, he was Professor of Hebrew Scriptures at St. Bernard’s Seminary on Lake Avenue in Rochester. He then served for 26 years as Professor of Religious Studies at Nazareth College. Now he devotes his time to teaching Adult Education courses in Scripture and Religious Studies in various parishes and congregations in Rochester and the Upstate area.