Many of us likely found ourselves “doomscrolling” through our social media feeds this week in the wake of the leaked Supreme Court draft ruling regarding the overturning of Roe v. Wade. We’ve probably experienced similar reactions to other news stories in recent years that seem to perpetually keep us in a state of anger, confusion, and unrest.
Neurological science is now telling us that our brains train our neural pathways to obsess or fixate over negativity in a way we seem unable to do with joy and positivity. In a very real sense, conflict and pessimism can easily become our default setting, while delight and happiness require a constant, conscious choosing.
And yet, people of deep faith—especially those who embrace contemplative practices—seem to be able to overcome these “natural” patterns.
So what makes the difference?
This week at New Wineskins, we’ll continue our Eastertide discussion on resurrection and atonement by taking a deep dive into the ways our spiritual practices influence the ways we see and interact with the world. Specifically, we’ll talk about the influence of resurrection on our ability to break long-ingrained habits and choose love.
Join us this Sunday, May 8, in the New Wineskins Virtual Theology Pub as we interact with a video featuring Fr. Richard Rohr on how embracing a theology of resurrection enables us to be people of transformation and life in a world that too often seems to be moving toward stagnation and death.
6:00pm EST: Happy Half-Hour (informal meet & greet time)
6:30pm EST: Presentation & conversation begin
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