Thursday, March 22, 2012

Vulnerability: A Case Study

Just in case there are any of you left out there that haven't already been forced by me to watch this video (sorry to my fiance and roommate), it's an amazing piece of work from a TED conference in Houston a while back.  A little background info:
Dr. Brené Brown is a researcher professor at the University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work, where she has spent the past ten years studying a concept that she calls Wholeheartedness, posing the questions: How do we engage in our lives from a place of authenticity and worthiness? How do we cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection that we need to embrace our imperfections and to recognize that we are enough -- that we are worthy of love, belonging and joy?"

The video is poignant and thoughtful; great reflection material for anyone.  But more specifically, we'll be watching it together on Sunday evening for our Faith and Leadership curriculum and using it as a basis for some discussion on the topic of vulnerability in our own lives.

If you're a high school student, join us on Sunday evening in the youth suite at Second Church from 5:45-7:15 p.m. for the beginning of what's sure to be a deepening and enlightening time spent together.  And keep your eyes open as the rest of this process unfolds on this blog as well.

Trek: Moving Forward

Moving forward with Trek this semester, we'll be looking at student-offered topics as our subjects for each weekly meeting.

If you have any specific ideas, questions, or subjects that you as a Trek student would be interested in having as a lesson in the next 8-12 weeks, post a comment on this blog or text/email/facebook me!  All ideas are welcome, and we'll pick some to use as the basis for our future lessons for the remainder of the semester (with some surprises thrown in, of course!).

See you all next Wednesday evening!