Shame, Guilt, and the Church: Part 3 – Shame vs. Guilt

Some of these thoughts are instigated by notes I took during a class on conflict mediation back in 2012. Part of the class the professor discussed certain aspects about shame and guilt, and thus vulnerability as well. Other thoughts come from Brene Brown’s TED talks, which I’ve already posted about below. Although much of whatContinue reading “Shame, Guilt, and the Church: Part 3 – Shame vs. Guilt”

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”