Consecrating a Crisis — Thomas McConkie
    Tim Chaves

    Hey everyone. Before we get started, just a quick note about our ongoing work at Faith Matters that we think you'll be really interested in after the phenomenal way that Restore was received last year. We are planning another gathering this year in 2023. We're finalizing dates and location behind the scenes right now.

    As you may know, last year it's sold out and it was at more than capacity. Once the details are finalized in the next few. We'll be announcing dates in our email newsletter and allowing tickets to be purchased on a first come first serve basis. That means if you're subscribed to our newsletter, you'll be the first to know and we'll be able to get the number of tickets you need for restore.

    So what you can do is head to faith matters.org/subscribe and sign up. We also announce other content and events as part of that newsletter, and we think that you'll get a lot of value out of it. And with that we'll head straight into the.

    Aubrey Chaves

    Hey everybody. Before we get started, I just wanted to tell you about a new book from Faith Matters Publishing.

    It's called Restoration by Patrick Mason. Um, when we started the Faith Matters Publishing Project, one of our goals was to explore what restoration really means as the church moves into its third century. And that's exactly what Patrick does. If you're like me and you've ever wondered how restoring Israel can be relevant to you, you've gotta read this book.

    Patrick shows how as members of the church, it's our mission to truly lead out in bringing wholeness and healing to the marginalized and the vulnerable. This book absolutely lit a fire for me, and it has totally changed the way I view my own engagement with the church and with the world. I really can't recommend this book strongly enough.

    It's the kind of book you want everyone you know to be reading to so that you can talk about it so you can pick up a copy for yourself or for your friends and family at Desert. Um, Amazon, audible and Apple Books. Okay, that's it on the book for now, but we'll be sharing a lot more in the near future.

    Thanks as always. And here's the episode.

    Hi everybody. This is Aubrey Chavez from Faith Matters. We know it's been an eventful and uncertain and even scary couple of weeks for everybody. We've been grappling with our new normal, just like everybody else, and have been feeling the anxiety and isolation that we know a lot of people are. We ask Thomas McConkey to come on the podcast and share the way that he's been thinking about what's happening.

    Thomas always seems to have an ability to find calm in the middle of a storm, and we think that everybody that takes a moment to listen will really benefit from what he shares. As we spoke with him, he really helped us gain some insights that we think are transcendent but also practical. We also wanted to highlight that Thomas is continuing his community mindfulness practice at Lower Light School of Wisdom, which normally meets in person but has moved online.

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