The Origins of the Sabbath

Ryan Robinson

It is easiest to identify Ryan as both theologian and tech guy. By day, Ryan is a Technical Consultant work with PeaceWorks Technology Solutions. There, he works on websites, CRMs, and SharePoint implementations. Along with blogging here, Ryan is a founding member of the MennoNerds blogging network and a contributor to the book A Living Alternative.

3 Responses

  1. Deborah Ferber says:

    I really love this. Sabbath is a topic that I have been really exploring over the past several years, and like you, I’ve come to believe that it’s not about legalism, but about the spirit behind it. Personally, ever since I started taking Sabbaths it has been sometime to look forward to and I have been more productive throughout the week. One thing I am questioning, though, is what it means to take a Sabbath when you are working. In school, Sabbath keeping meant not doing any homework and spending that time doing things I wanted to do or reading books I wanted to read that weren’t assigned for class. Now that I am starting full time work and am no longer a student I’m wondering what that will look like.

    • I’m working through similar: finished school in August, spent a few months looking for work, now working and mostly settled in new city. I definitely don’t want to do as simple as “no work on Sundays” as I think that is missing the point. But how exactly do I make sure that I am honouring the real point of Sabbath as a signpost for something greater? It probably does still mean some form of set-aside time, but I’m still not completely sure what that even would look like.

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