“Snob” is a rather peculiar word in today’s vernacular. Much like “literally”, it seems to be taking on a new sort of definition or use that is very different from the negative connotations its technical definition is supposed to imply. Indeed, it seems to be taking on an almost positive connotation in that it has … More Reflections of a Seminarian
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
This is the second installment of an interview with Southlands community member, Maddy. Before you read this post, be sure to check out the first part of our interview here. Maddy has some great insight on church and community, so stay tuned for the third and final part of our interview soon. A Two at … More Exploring Community and the Enneagram, Part 2
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 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
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
By Ryan McBride. Years ago, when I was 14 I got a girl pregnant. We didn’t know she was pregnant until she was trying on dresses for her sister’s wedding. She had passed out during the fitting. Her mom was rightfully concerned. They took her to the doctor. They ran all sorts of tests and … More Loss, pain, anger and guilt.