The Sabbath is a life-giving gift from God, but we often approach it as though it were a burdensome obligation.
A good God gives good gifts, and the Sabbath is among the best of them, not only because of the Sabbath’s power to provide us rest from the busyness and stresses of life, but also because Sabbath space provides us a place from which to see the countless other gifts we’ve so lavishly been given.
Join Dr. A.J. Swoboda in this richly informative webinar and learn…
Dr. A. J. Swoboda is a professor, author, and pastor of Theophilus in urban Portland, Oregon. He teaches theology, biblical studies, and Christian history at Portland and Fuller Seminaries, including a number of other universities and Bible colleges. He is the lead mentor of a Doctor of Ministry program on the Holy Spirit and Leadership at Fuller Seminary.
A.J. is also the director of Blessed Earth Northwest, a center that helps think creatively and strategically around creation care issues in the Pacific Northwest. Alongside this work, he serves as the director of the Seminary Stewardship Alliance—a consortium of Christian higher-ed schools that are thinking strategically about Christian training in creation care. Previously, A.J. served as a campus pastor at the University of Oregon. His doctoral research at the University of Birmingham (U.K.) explored the never-ending relationship between the Holy Spirit and ecology.
A.J. is the curator of www.greenjesus.com, a site on creation care. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Pentecostal Studies. He is the author of The Dusty Ones (Baker), Tongues and Trees: Toward a Pentecostal Ecological Theology (JPTSup, Deo), and Introducing Evangelical Ecotheology (Baker Academic). You can find his website and blog at www.ajswoboda.com, or follow him on Twitter @mrajswoboda.