Profs & Pints: Find Calm in Chaos
Profs and Pints presents: Find Calm in Chaos, with Mark Schaefer, University Chaplain at American University, adjunct professorial lecturer at Wesley Theological Seminary, and author of The Certainty of Uncertainty.
The world is full of people who express certainty about politics, religion, and all manner of things. Many political, religious, and social organizations seem to market certainty as if it is a cure-all to lifes problems. But is certainty possible? It is even good?
Mark Schaefer explored such questions in his book The Certainty of Uncertainty: The Way of Inescapable Doubt and Its Virtue. His book took stock of the inescapable uncertainties inherent in religion, language, our senses, science, and elsewhere in the world, and it arrived at the conclusion that the certainty we crave simply does not exist.
Come hear him discuss the reasons human beings crave certainty and the responses we fashion to meet that need. As you reflect on the unavoidable uncertainties in your world, you'll come to understand that embracing uncertainty and doubt is not only necessary, its beneficial. In embracing doubt and uncertainty, we can find a more meaningful and courageous religious faith, a deeper encounter with mystery, and a way to build strong relationships across religious and philosophical lines. Incorporating humility and uncertainty into our belief systems can be transformative for ourselves and for our world.
The Bier Baron Tavern (View)
1523 22nd St NW
Washington, DC 20037
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