Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Marcia McFee's Four Patterns of Worship Energy

Pulling from the world of kinesiology, Marcia McFee has developed a system for talking about the different kinds of energy that we experience in worship services.  Broken down into four categories - Thrust, Shape, Swing, and Hang - we can get a feeling for how different services are structured and why different kinds of religious experiences feel right to one person but wrong to another.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Radical Honesty about Mental Health

Happy Mental Health Awareness Week!

I was having a conversation on facebook and one of my friends mentioned that she wished that my comments related to being radically open about my experiences as someone who has a mental health disability were a blog post so she could bookmark it. I found this very flattering and it got me thinking. At first I figured that the disability topic wasn't well suited for this blog, as this is a place for discussions about my religious and spiritual journey here at PSR. But as I thought about it I realized that this is exactly where this conversation belongs.