So it’s Tuesday, May 1. Day 1 of the Sabbatical. If you follow Jonathan on twitter (I don’t, but he told me about it:) you will see that he has already:
given himself a raise
I tried and tried to think of something that dramatic and radical to do, but I just couldn’t. Especially something like the change everything part. Can’t figure out how he did that in just a couple of hours.
So my radical move for Sabbatical Day 1 is to use someone else’s content instead of my own in this blog post...that’s right. I am re-tweeting here.
Not really, it’s an article.
But to use modern parlance...
Yes, yes, some of you are amazed at the ingenuity. “How wonderful, he’s serious about less work.”
Some of you are horrified at the brazenness. “Can’t even come up with original content for a blog post!”
Most by now are probably like “shut up and paste the content already.”
So here you go. From none other than Tim Keller, our favorite go-to guy...an article on Sabbath rest. I pray that our church can experience this together, even in the midst of major looming decisions concerning our future in Rockridge/Oakland...that the gift of a Sabbatical season to pray and seek and discern would not be lost amongst the apparent immediacy and urgency of “finding our place” once again. Quite literally.
I find it intriguing that our new journey through the book of Exodus (the Sabbatical sermon series) is happening at a time when our lead pastor is “absent” (this by design...both the absence and the series, that is), AND while we embark on a major undertaking to figure out where our Rockridge/Oakland congregation will meet in the fall (this NOT by design! our “exodus” from our current site, that is). Is it wilderness or promised land or something in between? Sabbath rest transcends each and any place. Hopefully and prayerfully we will experience that over the next four months.