Exploring Community and the Enneagram, Part 3

This is the third installment of an interview with Southlands community member, Maddy. Before you read this post, be sure to check out the first two parts of our interview here and here. A Two’s Perspective on Community and Growth S: Has learning the Enneagram impacted the way you view community and the church? M: Yeah, … More Exploring Community and the Enneagram, Part 3

Exploring Community and the Enneagram, Part 1

The Enneagram is an ancient typing system passed down through narrative tradition. It suggests that there are 9 types, each featuring a basic fear, a basic desire, and a “deadly sin” – examination of the types can be a powerful tool for both personal growth and spiritual formation. Unlike many other personality tests, the Enneagram … More Exploring Community and the Enneagram, Part 1

I Stand Amazed: Some thoughts on dancing and the solar eclipse

I watched “So You Think You Can Dance” for the first time yesterday. I had never seen a clip of the show before then. Seriously.  I know you are wondering where I am going with this, but please just bear with me. For those unfamiliar with “So You Think You Can Dance”, part of the … More I Stand Amazed: Some thoughts on dancing and the solar eclipse

Personality and Jesus – Finding God’s Heart for Who I Am

I have always loved personality tests. I love the questions, the analysis, poring over every word that determines exactly who I am – all of it. Yes. I am one of those! I studied psychology in college after all, a major that may not do much for my career prospects sans graduate degree but has … More Personality and Jesus – Finding God’s Heart for Who I Am