The Way of Jesus in the World of Today
The Academy community has been grateful for a few summer months to rejoice in the lives of the recently graduated Fellows and to pray in anticipation of our incoming class. We've also been grateful for some rest.
Regarding rest, I was recently struck by a passage in Tim Keller's newest book King's Cross, which is on the Fellows' reading list for the summer. In the chapter entitled "The Rest", Keller provides us with some hope for finding deep rest and with it, the all too elusive satisfication which our Sabbaths or vacations often lack. He writes that the Sabbath is a call to rest from more than our physical work "because there's a work underneath our work that we really need to rest from. It's the work of self-justification." May we all find deep rest from that tireless task this summer as we rest in the work of Christ.
I want to draw your attention to a special event we are hosting here at Osprey Point with Os Guinness on September 15. It is certainly an important moment in the United States to step back and consider how to restore civility to our public square. We hope you can join us to hear Os reflect on his latest book The Case for Civility and how as Christians we can respond to the pressing issues facing our country.
We look forward to welcoming our new class of Fellows to Osprey Point on August 27 and introducing them to you soon.
Thank you for your prayers and support.