Category: Worldview & Guiding Stories

Shame, Liberation & Choosing Our Story

When launching this blog last April, I encouraged us to reflect on the stories we live by. What narratives shape the way we see the world, the way we make sense of everything – faith, identity, meaning, and all of our beautiful and painful experiences? While listening to an episode of The Liturgists podcast on ...

Certainty & Worldview Crisis

There is so much death in this world. I’ve come to think about death broadly as anything that diminishes life. I’ve borrowed the term “deathliness” when referring to that which threatens, disrupts or damages life or wholeness. When face to face with the pain of deathliness, it is common for us to experience a dissonance ...

The Stories We Live By

Leading up to our wedding, my wife and I participated in pre-marital counseling with our officiant, a former theology professor of mine who has mentored me over the years. She encouraged us to ask ourselves a question in moments of conflict when emotions run high. “What story am I hearing in her words (or tone, ...