New York Times columnist David Brooks recently wrote, “Everywhere I go, people are coping with an avalanche of negative emotions—shock, pain, contempt, anger, anxiety, fear.” He asks, “How can you prevent yourself from becoming embittered, hate-filled, calloused over, suspicious and desensitized?”

For three weeks this Advent, we hope to address this question by offering the balm of healing that the birth of the Christ child promises us. Through meditations of Sabbath-taking, spiritual contemplation, and spiritual psychology, you will be given new eyes and hearts to lead with love in these harsh times.

Join the Rev. Jo Nygard Owens, the Rev. Canon Dana Corsello, and a weekly special guest this Advent season as they host a Zoom webinar series that helps us understand healing the world begins with healing ourselves. This is how a weary world rejoices! Free to attend. Please register in advance.

Week 3: Featuring The Rev. Dr. Lauren Winner

about this week’s guest

The Rev. Dr. Lauren F. Winner is an Episcopal priest and Associate Professor of Spirituality at Duke Divinity School. Winner writes and lectures widely on Christian practice, the history of Christianity in America, and Jewish Christian relations. She has written numerous books including Girl Meets God, Still, and Mudhouse Sabbath, and her essays have been included in many publications as well as in several volumes of The Best Christian Writing.