The Common Good

Results for Vulnerability

Why I Shared My Sexuality Story
Originally Posted: 04/01/2014 - 8:03am | Type: Blog

I shared my sexuality story chiefly because, as L’Engle says, vulnerability is one of the essential ingredients to being alive. And, I would add, to being human. “When we were ...

The Need to Be Relevant
Originally Posted: 03/24/2014 - 2:50pm | Type: Blog

The goal of the Christian leader should always be to look for what the Spirit is already doing in a given place or situation. It is a challenge because you have to suppress your “relevant” self and become vuln ...

When Christmas Gets Real
Originally Posted: 12/19/2013 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

Examining the Christmas story in this realistic light, it seems not a story that isolates, but a story for the isolated. Our stories are not picturesque or sanitized or even comfortable. And yet, ours are the ...

Breaking Down Walls and Individualism
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 10:58am | Type: Blog

Vulnerability is difficult, when our culture thrives on individualism. This culture tells us that we are the creators of our reality, a societal standard that has seeped into the church, creating a standard of ...

My Unexpected Diagnosis
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 9:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis "Control is an illusion that we all pursue." THIS IS A very personal column. Last Decemb ...

God's Passionate Vulnerability
Originally Posted: 05/14/2013 - 3:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

Martin L. Smith Reflections on the Common Lectionary, Cycle B One of the drawbacks intrinsic to liturgical wo ...

Tell The Story of Who You Are With Your Whole Heart
Originally Posted: 05/24/2012 - 12:57pm | Type: Blog

Every soul cries: “Am I worthy of connection?” We then allow the mass public to tell us the answer to that. Please note: that unstable analysis can never end well no matter how popular one may seem. This lead ...

When Disaster Strikes, What Makes You Vulnerable?
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 8:52am | Type: Magazine Article

Gavin Potenza How social factors multiply the effects of natural calamities. When natural disasters hit, sever ...