Reflections from The Power of Sabbath Event - Gordon Conwell

Reflections from The Power of Sabbath Event

On December 2, 2021, the Mockler Center for Faith and Ethics in the Public Square hosted The Power of Sabbath: A Community Conversation on Rest and Renewal in Anxious Times. The event was moderated by C. Sara Minard, PhD, Associate Director of the Mockler Center, and it explored the theological, philosophical, ethical, and scientific ideas and arguments for an embodied practice of biblical Sabbath.

Dr. Autumn Ridenour, Mockler Professor of Christian Ethics

“Sabbath points both forward to eschatology as the final Sabbath, but also backward to creation.”

Dr. Jeffrey Hanson, Mockler Senior Research Fellow, Senior Researcher with the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science’s Human Flourishing Program

“We must make time to be at peace and know God more intimately; religious leisure is thus something we have to prioritize and plan for.”

Natt Gantt, JD, Gordon-Conwell alumnus, Mockler Visiting Fellow, Professor at Harvard Law School’s Program on Biblical Law and Christian Legal Studies

“Sabbath keeping can be identity-reminding for believers in Christ.”

We invite you to visit the event page to read a full summary of each presenters’ remarks and to listen to the audio recording of the event.

The Mockler Center for Faith and Ethics in the Public Square at Gordon-Conwell exists to explore and promote biblical ethics, values, and insights for today’s workplaces and to bring helpful insights and experiences from workplace laity to the Church and its leadership. In addition to the courses, certificates, and degrees Gordon-Conwell offers with a focus on ethics and faith at work, the Mockler Center has expanded its scope and team to respond to the global pandemic (read the latest update), including conducting livestreams on the most pressing topics.

The newest Mockler initiative is the C-Suite Sabbath, a series of experiences and online content designed for CEOs and other aspiring business leaders who are seeking Christ-centered solutions to the overwhelming ethical conflicts and stresses that accompany leadership success. Stay tuned in the months ahead for more on this work and its applications for pastors and other ministry leaders, or to learn more about the Mockler Center’s upcoming events, research, teaching, and programs, email Associate Director Sara Minard at [email protected]