To Stand or Kneel? Competing Quarterbacks and Sacred Stories

Sat 3:00pm - 3:50pm

Venue: Portal


This workshop is for anyone who has ever screamed: Why are those people so blind to what is so clear to me?!?! In other words, all of us. Using the recent NFL Standing/Kneeling controversy as a case study, we will explore the role that moral intuition plays in shaping our sacred stories and how building a more muscular and generous form of empathy can help us love our enemies. This session will touch on some of the main points from Scott Burson's new book, All About the Bass: Searching for Treble in the Midst of a Pounding Culture War (Cascade, 2021). If you have been longing to sing a better song in our discordant world, this workshop might be for you.