Sabbath’s Freedom to Rest

What if we recognized having a “case of the Mondays” as a symptom of a larger problem? Cap explores what Sabbath rest signifies for our well-being.

On Sunday we talked about how Pharaoh’s way of slavery in Egypt was meant to dehumanize and control the Israelites. God’s gift of liberation and Sabbath was the gift of freedom to discover their God-given purposes. In “Healing a Life of Fear with Creativity,” Ken applies a similar line of thought to our lives today.

In 2014, Regent College offered an online forum on Sabbath called “Freedom in the Busy.” You can watch the video of the livecast or question & answers from leaders, including Ann Voskamp and Mark Buchanan, free of charge.

 

Sabbath Matters

SabbathWe started a new series at Christ Community Church on the Sabbath. You can listen along on our website, but we’d love to have you join us in person sometime!

Here’s a humorous, but very serious, ‘test‘ as to whether or not you need Sabbath in your life from Pete Scazzero.

This post encourages us to think about our children’s need for rest and that, as parents, we are not powerless to the demands of society for them. It also share the important lesson that Rhodes Scholar and Basketball player Clay Christiansen learned about the Sabbath: “life is just one series of extenuating circumstances not to do what is right.”

Also, Sabbath takes practice. Take it from this chaplain!

Look forward to more posts on the Sabbath in the weeks to come. Until then, may you enter into God’s rest.

Sunday Follow-Up: Doubt Revisited

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By Unknown – illuminator [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


On Sunday we spent time with John 20.19-31. It’s the story where the Resurrected Jesus appears to the disciples who have gathered themselves behind locked doors. It’s also the story of Thomas and his doubts.

Doubts are real. They are part of our human existence. They can also serve a purpose when we hold them humbly and allow God to transform them and shape our faith.

Check out Surviving the Winter of Disbelief.

And we’ve talked about doubt before. Revisit these previous posts:
Challenging Our Ideas About Doubt and Doubting Thomases Populate the World.