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Powell's Books Presents Casper ter Kuile in Conversation With Nadia Bolz-Weber
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. 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 (HarperOne), ter Kuile invites us to deepen these ordinary practices as intentional rituals that nurture connection and well-being. 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. Ter Kuile will be joined in conversation by Nadia Bolz-Weber, ordained Lutheran Pastor, founder of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, CO, and author of three bestselling memoirs, including Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner and Saint.

Aug 11, 2020 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Casper ter Kuile
Casper ter Kuile is a researcher at Harvard Divinity School and the co-founder of Sacred Design Lab, and one half of the duo who created the popular podcast “Harry Potter and the Sacred Text” which goes by the motto “Reading fiction doesn’t help us escape the world, it helps us live in it”. Casper is the co-author of How We Gather, a cultural map of Millennial communities, and the co-founder of the UK Youth Climate Coalition and Campaign Bootcamp. A graduate of Harvard’s Divinity and Kennedy Schools, his work has been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and on NPR. He lives in New York City with his husband, Sean.
Nadia Bolz-Weber
Nadia Bolz-Weber is an ordained Lutheran Pastor, founder of House for All Sinners & Saints in Denver, Co, the creator and host of The Confessional and the author of three NYT bestselling memoirs: Pastrix; The Cranky, Beautiful Faith Of A Sinner & Saint (2013), Accidental Saints; Finding God In All The Wrong People (2015) and Shameless; A Sexual Reformation (2019). She writes and speaks about personal failings, recovery, grace, faith, and really whatever the hell else she wants to. She always sits in the corner with the other weirdoes.