TUES, DEC 6, 2022 | 7:30-9:00 pm MST
How does the birth of Jesus inform death? Especially when it involves the death of a beloved.
389 East 1st Ave.
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Or your home via Zoom.
Thanks to Lisa Cannon for sharing her home and historic Danish Lutheran church with us. Parking is found throughout the neighborhood. There is no parking lot for the church. Enter through the main front door of the church at the gate on 1st Ave and up to the top of the steps.
Thanks also to Jana Spangler for continuing to host us via Zoom. Below is some helpful info for being part of a Zoom convo. I will also note below the Zoom address so that you can connect. If you are not on my email list then either join at the bottom of this site’s home page or text or call me at 801-695-5036.
I’m delighted that those who can’t come can join us via zoom. But if you can attend in person, please do. Research shows that being with people who are seen, felt, and heard in person reaps many benefits.
Death is a part of life, just as Christmas contains the specter of Good Friday. What to do with that fact is an often painful and usually strenuous puzzle. Sam will explore—from his vantage as an ICU physician, religious historian, and fresh widow—the facets and thickets of grief.
Samuel Brown, MD, MS graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in Linguistics with a minor in Russian, then received his MD from Harvard Medical School. He completed internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and pulmonary/critical care fellowship at the University of Utah. He is now Research Professor at Intermountain Health and Professor of Medicine at University of Utah School of Medicine. He treats patients in the Shock Trauma ICU at Intermountain Medical Center.
Sam’s scientific work focuses on understanding patients with life-threatening infections, with special emphasis on the design and performance of clinical trials in sepsis and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. He has published more than 250 articles and 7 books in medicine, history, and religion. His beloved wife, Kate Holbrook, a renowned historian of and advocate for Latter-Day Saint women, died in late August 2022, after almost 5 years of a rich and frightening life with metastatic ocular melanoma.
EXPLORE BEFORE WE MEET:
- Why Kate Holbrook Matters—and Always Will
- A Grief Observed: CS Lewis
- 2020 FaithAgain with Sam and Kate: Coronavirus, Good Friday, and Hearing Christ
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