A major thank you to all who helped with this past weekend’s conference, especially everyone at Christ Episcopal Church in Charlottesville, VA. Not sure how it could have gone any better! It was undeniably some of our richest content yet. The audio files for the presentations are below, listed in chronological order, and embedded to be playable on this site. You may download them by clicking on the title. As always, we offer everything to you free of charge. If you were unable to attend the event and would like contribute to the cost of putting it on, that would…
Another Week Ends: Crimson Despair, Teacher Expectations, MJ’s Bad, Improvement Narratives, Neil Young, Neurospeculation, The Master, and Conf Update
1. An incredibly moving account of “Depression and Despair at Harvard” in response to the suicide of a classmate by Jordan Monge on The Harvard Ichthus. With real vulnerability, Monge touches on the crushing power of expectation, the vicious circle of shame and fear, the grace of defeat, even the toxic and tragic way Christians revert to the Law, post-conversion. It’s a courageous testament to the reality that we are not saved us from pain, but in and through it, ht AZ:
Admitting my weakness feels like admitting that I am not good enough to bear my own name….