The question of whether the Sabbath in its original configuration is best seen as gift or as commandment is not over. We need to probe this question further.
In this lecture, Melissa Brotton (Prof. of English at La Sierra University) will share on the topic of Sabbath and Non-Human Suffering. She will let us hear voices – passionate, poetic, urgent voices, such as Kevin Richardson via this YouTube video – that we have not heard before. Sabbath theology suffers because we have said certain things too many times, and other things, equally or more important, we have never seen and never said at all. This Sabbath the topic will be things rarely seen and not said.