Walter Brueggemann offers the third and final plenary address for the 2012 School for Leadership Training. He considers the “sabbatic principle” as the practice and discipline whereby we may move from the narrative of scarcity and violence to the narrative of abundance and generosity. He considers the Sabbath, the year of release (Deuteronomy 15) and the Jubilee year (Leviticus 25) as counters to the restless 24/7 of our anxious society.
The 2012 theme for School for Leadership Training seeks to engage church and business leaders in an exploration of such questions and to plumb the wisdom of those living with possible answers. This school intentionally invites us to look deeply at how our handling of money flows out of or impacts our faith. Walter Brueggemann’s evening keynote addresses give us scriptural footing for our explorations.