Thursday, August 13, 6:00pm Magers And Quinn Booksellers Facebook Page
Casper ter Kuile presents The Power of Ritual, in conversation with Rev. Tyler Sit
Casper ter Kuile, a Harvard Divinity School fellow and cohost of the popular Harry Potter and the Sacred Text podcast, explores how we can nourish our souls by transforming common, everyday practices—yoga, reading, walking the dog—into sacred rituals that can heal our crisis of social isolation and struggle to find purpose.
Tune in HERE on Thursday, August 13 at 6pm Central time.
What do Soul Cycle, gratitude journals, and tech breaks have in common? For ter Kuile, they offer rituals that create the foundation for our modern spiritual lives.
We are in crisis today. Our modern technological society has left too many of us—no matter our ages—feeling isolated and bereft of purpose. Previous frameworks for building community and finding meaning no longer support us. Yet ter Kuile reveals a hopeful new message: we might not be religious, but that doesn’t mean we are any less spiritual.
In The Power of Ritual, ter Kuile invites us to deepen these ordinary practices as intentional rituals that nurture connection and wellbeing. With wisdom and endearing wit, ter Kuile’s call for ritual is ultimately a call to heal our loss of connection to ourselves, to others, and to our spiritual identities.
The Power of Ritual reminds us that what we already do every day matters—and has the potential to become a powerful experience of reflection, sanctuary, and meaning.
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Casper ter Kuile is the cohost of the award-winning #1 podcast Harry Potter and the Sacred Text, a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School, cofounder of the think tank How We Gather, and the former Executive Director of the On Being Impact Lab. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Vice, The Atlantic, Washington Post, and on PBS and many other outlets, He has presented his research to religious leaders and Silicon Valley CEOs alike at Aspen Ideas Festival, Institute for the Future, AAR/SBL, and more. He lives in New York City.
Rev. Tyler Sit is the pastor and church planter of New City Church, a multiethnic community in South Minneapolis. He is the author of the upcoming book tentatively titled, Staying Awake: the Gospel for Changemakers (set to publish early next year). He is the son of an immigrant from Hong Kong and a German-descended White woman from Minnesota. New City has been featured in the New York Times, the Atlantic, Minnesota Public Radio, and more.