Sunday, February 23 – 10:00am
Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now – In his book by the same title, Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann writes that the Sabbath is not primarily about keeping rules but rather about becoming a whole person and restoring a whole society. Brueggemann calls out our 24/7 society of consumption, a society in which we live to achieve, accomplish, perform, and possess. How can we recognize these patterns within our own lives and within American culture today? How might the ancient practice of sabbath-keeping serve both as a practice of resistance and as a pathway to honoring our humanity and the sacredness of the earth? Rev. Anastassia Zinke, guest minister.
Rev. Anastassia Zinke serves as the senior minister of All Souls Indianapolis. She previously filled the roles of Intern Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, Summer Minister at All Souls Unitarian Church in Washington, D.C., and Youth Program Director at First Parish in Concord, Massachusetts. Rev. Anastassia completed her undergraduate history degree at Bryn Mawr College and her Masters of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary in 2011. She and her husband, Kent, are parents to two children, Sadie and Benjamin. They share a commitment to progressive causes, international travel, community service, and “embracing the adventure of life.”