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While It Was Still Dark: An Easter Practice

May 22, 2022 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Easter is the season of practicing hope… even when hope doesn’t seem easy to come by. This series fosters community around the call to hunt for hope in the midst of so much uncertainty. To come together to practice being Easter people now, no matter what.

This video-based curriculum includes short teaching videos from Kate Bowler on themes of precarity, limited agency, gratitude, interdependence, hope, community, and joy—the very things we need to sustain us in the midst of uncertainty and fear. Each of the videos is between 6-9 minutes in length and includes discussion questions to guide our conversation and reflection.

About Kate Bowler: Kate Bowler, PhD is a New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and a professor at Duke University. She studies the cultural stories we tell ourselves about success, suffering, and whether (or not) we’re capable of change. In her twenties, she became obsessed with writing the first history of the movement called the “prosperity gospel”—which promises that God will reward you with health and wealth if you have the right kind of faith. The result was the book, Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel.

At age 35, she was unexpectedly diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, causing her to think in different terms about the research and beliefs she had been studying. She penned the New York Times bestselling memoir, Everything Happens for a Reason (and Other Lies I’ve Loved), which tells the story of her struggle to understand the personal and intellectual dimensions of the American belief that all tragedies are tests of character.

Access the Easter series here: https://katebowler.com/life-together-apart/#gf_16 

Join via Zoom using the information here:
Meeting ID: 848 5098 7888; Passcode: 809178


May 22, 2022
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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