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Rethinking Rest - Gregory Hall pt 3
Episode 12401st March 2023 • Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast • Robert Thibodeau
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Rethinking Rest

Gregory Hall pt 3

As Christians, we have heard the continuous arguments back and forth about a “Day of Rest.” Another term used is as “Sabbath of Rest.” The arguments form around if that is simply an Old Testament tradition that no longer is applicable for this modern age or Saturday’s are the day that needs to be recognized or Sunday is the day true “Christians” should observe because it is in recognition of the resurrection of Christ.

The divides are deep on this topic. They have resulted in denominational splits. These arguments have split families. These arguments have affected peoples employment opportunities as well.

To help us understand the true Biblical concept of REST is our guest, Gregory Hall. Greg was a pastor for 10 years and he served as an adjunct professor at a few local universities where he lives in the Northwest US. He has a podcast called, “Rethinking Scripture” and is the author of a great book, “Rethinking Rest: Why Our Approach to Sabbath Isn’t Working.”

I see in your book where you discuss Plato and his description of “shadows.” That caught my attention because I recently did a teaching on the “types and shadows” that Moses was told to pattern the elements of the Tabernacle after.  A shadow has no substance. It is only an indicator that something of substance is behind it. The Sabbath is mentioned as one of those shadows. How should we interpret those references concerning the commandment to observe the Sabbath day if it is a shadow of the true rest of God?

In Chapter 7 of your book, you discuss “testing the waters of rest.” Can explain that for us and how we can go through the process of “testing the waters of rest?”

Greg, as I said, this has been interesting. How can someone order a copy of your book, “Rethinking Rest: Why Our Approach to Sabbath Isn’t Working?” Is it on Amazon?

If someone wanted to reach out to you, to ask a question or maybe to do an interview such as this, how can they do that? How can someone get in touch with you?

Folks, unless you read books like Greg Hall’s book, “Rethinking Rest: Why Our Approach to Sabbath Isn’t Working,” you will be stuck thinking like you always “thunk.” I guess I can say that… it may not be grammatically correct, but you get my point. You need to study the works from folks like Greg Hall and John H. Walton, people who have taken the time to research and dig deep and then compile information in a manner that makes it easy for you and I and others to comprehend and put to action. Amen!

Drop down into the show notes and order your copy of Greg Hall’s great book, “Rethinking Rest: Why Our Approach to Sabbath Isn’t Working,” right now. Do it while you are thinking about it. Don’t’ give the devil chance to try and distract you and make you forget. Amen!





Book:  “Rethinking Rest: Why Our Approach to Sabbath Isn’t Working” – on Amazon

Podcast:  Rethinking Scripture