Shame, Guilt, and the Church: Part 2 – Vulnerability and Shame

[This is part two of an ongoing number of posts that I am doing to try and better understand the place of shame and guilt in our lives. Then, (eventually) I will talk about their place within the Church.] Shame is something that is universal. If we can feel emotion, we feel shame. Interestingly enough,Continue reading “Shame, Guilt, and the Church: Part 2 – Vulnerability and Shame”

Shame, Guilt, and the Church: Part 1 – An Introduction

[This is part one of a series that I am doing about the place of shame and guilt in our lives. This is an introduction. I will eventually get to talking about the place of shame and guilt in the church as well. ] I have a notebook in which I reflect on things aboutContinue reading “Shame, Guilt, and the Church: Part 1 – An Introduction”

A war on drugs?

I’m taking an addiction counseling class right at the moment, and I have learned so much about addiction over the course of the past few weeks. My professor, Dr. Julie Russo, specializes in addiction counseling. Sitting in class and listening to her lectures I feel that I walk away with such a greater empathy forContinue reading “A war on drugs?”