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

The Vulnerability of a Positive Perspective

At every level of our culture, there is a trend to avoid vulnerability at essentially all costs. Vulnerability feels scary, raw, and sometimes just too honest. Recently, I have been reading the book Daring Greatly by Brené Brown, and it has profoundly shifted my perspective on the purpose and potential of vulnerability. If you haven’t … More The Vulnerability of a Positive Perspective