Suggested Donation – $25.00

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Date & Time Details:
May 10, 2023 at 6:00 pm Pacific Time
Concluding at 7:30 pm.

Location: Zoom

Tim Oberholzer

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L.I.V.E. – Rest and Play as Spiritual Practice

With Dr. Samantha L. Miller

May 10, 2023

Play is a neglected spiritual discipline. Most of us find it difficult to keep rest with any regularity. But God has called us to Sabbath rhythms, and play is largely about the imagination and joy, which are crucial elements of faith. Come for a conversation about how rest and play can shape our imaginations to see God more clearly, follow him more nearly, and love him more dearly.


St. Gertrude’s L.I.V.E. (Living In a Virtual Environment) offers online programs to further opportunities for prayer, learning, community, and spiritual growth from a Benedictine perspective. We look forward to bringing St. Gertrude’s to you, wherever you are.


Dr. Samantha L. Miller
Samantha L. Miller, (Ph.D., Marquette University) is an assistant professor of theology at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. Her most recent books are John Chrysostom and African Charismatic Theology in Conversation: Salvation, Deliverance, and the Prosperity Gospel (Lexington Press) and Chrysostom’s Devil: Demons, the Will, and Virtue in Patristic Soteriology (IVP Academic). Her research interests are early church history and spirituality, and her human interests are canoeing, hiking, and everything outdoors.
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