mental health & wellness, Scripture, spiritual, theological

Finding Freedom From Shame

This was originally posted on the blog of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. A therapist once pointedly suggested that I was experiencing shame. I promptly suggested she was wrong. Shame is for people who’ve done egregiously terrible things, I thought (which is kind of all of us, I now realize, “for all have sinned and fall short… Continue reading Finding Freedom From Shame

community, spiritual

What Community Is NOT

Since I've written about -- and lauded -- Christian community before, I should be clear about something: Community is NOT a matter of doing as much as possible together. Quite the opposite. It's about being independent together.  Dietrich Bonhoeffer writes in his marvelous little book Life Together: "Along with the day of the Christian family fellowship… Continue reading What Community Is NOT