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For Sabbath’s Sake: Embracing Your Need for Rest, Worship, and Community

Saturday, 1:00pm | Library

The American Time Use Survey finds that we nearly five hours of leisure time per day. But, do you feel like you get that much down time daily—or even weekly?
We all say we are “crazy-busy” or that “there aren’t enough hours in the day.” Why does the data suggest otherwise?
The 24-7-smart-phones-as-appendages era that blurs the boundaries of work and play, ordinary and sacred. Plugging in comes with the perception that we are always “on.”
But that is not what God intended for us. Using the ancient practice of sabbath (ceasing), this talk will facilitate conversation about what it means step out of the chaos and embrace our need for rest, worship, and community.
The result? More meaningful, “present over perfect,” lives.

Rev. J. Dana Trent

The Rev. J. Dana Trent is a graduate of Duke Divinity School and adjunct faculty member at Wake Technical Community College, where she teaches World Religions. Dana is an ordained Baptist clergywoman, award-winning author, speaker, and workshop facilitator. Her work has appeared on, The Christian Century, Patheos, and Sojourners. Her second book, For Sabbath’s Sake: Embracing Your Need for Rest, Worship, and Community, will be released October 1, 2017 by Upper Room Books. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, a devout Hindu and former monk. Their Christian-Hindu interfaith marriage is chronicled in Saffron Cross: The Unlikely Story of How a Christian Minister Married a Hindu Monk (Fresh Air Books, 2013). She loves naps with cats, vegetarian food, and teaches weight-lifting for the YMCA.

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