Main Stage: Barbara Brown Taylor presents “Downtime: The Sacred Art of Stopping”


March 12, 2018


7:30 PM


Lectures and Speakers


Crimi Auditorium  |  1347 Prairie St., Aurora


Every now and then life stops us in our tracks. The circumstances may be as dramatic as a major power outage or as ordinary as a bad cold, but once we are up and running again some of us recall the downtime with more warmth than regret. Why is it so hard for us to rest without being forced to do so, and what gets lost in our race to save time? Join Barbara Brown Taylor for a look at the ancient spiritual practice of stopping, which is up for renewal in our own time.

Taylor is a New York Times best-selling author, college professor and Episcopal priest. Her first memoir, “Leaving Church,” won a 2006 Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association. Her last book, “Learning to Walk in the Dark,” was featured on the cover of Time magazine. She has served on the faculty of Piedmont College since 1998 as the Butman Professor of Religion and has been a guest speaker at Emory, Duke, Princeton and Yale, as well as a guest on “SuperSoul Sunday” with Oprah Winfrey.


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