A Generation’s Worth – Matrimony: The Bone House of Love – February 13, 2021
February 13, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
This is the ticket page for the second of four talks in the 2021 winter livestream series, titled A Generation’s Worth. Click here if you’d like to purchase the discounted bundle ticket for the whole series.
Matrimony: The Bone House of Love
If you watched a contemporary wedding as an outsider, you might have a hard time figuring out what’s happening. That’s because we have weddings – ‘celebrations of love’ – to avoid matrimony.
Matrimony is the event that is supposed to make marriage out of love (and out of other things, not all of them noble). Matrimony is supposed to make people married, to give their strengths and longings and dreams a place to appear in the world. It is a ceremony, a conjuring act, an event of wizardry that must craft something that won’t appear otherwise. Matrimony is there to deepen, animate and humanize the corner of the world it happens in. Matrimony is among us to change the world. It is as old a craft as we have.
And it is taking place in a hard, dangerous and endangered world. It’s more than clear: Matrimony is not shelter from the storm. The statistics tell us that matrimony has become another storm. And nobody goes to a wedding to change the world now, or to be changed by it. So this is a session to give frail human love a chance to undertake its proper redemptive work.
This is a livestream talk. Ticket holders will be invited to submit questions in advance through an online form. These questions will be read and considered, and a selection of them will be asked of Stephen Jenkinson by a small in house audience. A live-from-the-floor video will be streamed to ticket holders using Zoom. Further details, links, question form, etc. will be sent to all ticket holders in a confirmation email. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of that email to see the links.
Tickets are available for individual evenings, or as a discounted package for all four. There are bound to be recurrences and linkages between each night, but they will stand alone and participation in previous nights is not required or assumed.
Individual tickets are $19.95 CAD ($79.80 when all four are purchased separately). When purchased together in the four-talk bundle, the cost is $69.95 CAD.
A technical note:
You’ve had a ton of “content” rammed your way these last months with just about every presenter tricked out in the latest broadcasting trinketry. That’s done something to expectations. This winter, health considerations are obliging me southwards. Because of that, this series will be conducted across iffy wiring, leaning on rural internet reliability — not the high voltage and velocity that is becoming commonplace in the metropolitan centres. We ask for your patience. This series is about ideas, not production values; citizenship, not cyberspace.