Grace, Rest and the End of Scorekeeping

October 28-29, 2011
Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, AL

The great theologian Robert Capon once wrote, “Grace cannot prevail until law is dead, until moralizing is out of the game…, until our fatal love affair with the law is over — until, finally and for good, our lifelong certainty that someone is keeping score has run out of steam and collapsed.”

A bold sentiment, perhaps, but also a true one. Keeping score is what we do, either consciously or not: in our work, in our friendships, in our marriages, yes, even in our spiritual lives. Who’s winning and who’s losing? Who’s pulling ahead? Who’s falling behind? Who owes us and to whom are we indebted? Where does it all end?! Scorekeeping in life is as exhausting as it is prevalent. But the Gospel is Good News to people who aren’t measuring up, a word of relief for those in need of one.

Join us in Birmingham this Fall as we explore what Christ meant when he said, “Come to me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28). With the healthy dose of humor, cultural fluency and psychological acuity you’ve come to expect from Mockingbird.

Our main speaker this time will be none other than Paul Walker, rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Charlottesville, VA and founding board president of Mockingbird. He will be aided and abetted by David Zahl and David Browder.

The cost of the event, which includes dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday, is $50. Childcare is available during the event for children ages 5 and under. If you are planning on coming, we ask that you pre-register beforehand, so we can plan accordingly.

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