Join us on Friday, May 3rd at 7 PM in the Upson Lounge for a round table with Professor Warren Kinghorn titled: ‘It’s Good that You Exist:’ On Being Loved by God in a World Marked by Shame.
Shame is universal in human life and deeply felt by many who study and work in modern universities. Though there are many ways that humans compensate for shame — including doubling down on our work, isolating ourselves, numbing ourselves, or deflecting blame — shame is best addressed in the context of loving, attuned relationships that make it possible to be vulnerable and secure at the same time. For Christians, this starts with the good news that the deepest truth about who we are is that we are known and loved by God. We’ll explore three ways in which we are known and loved by God: as part of God’s good creation, as those who are made in the image of God, and as those who are invited into the life of Jesus, and held securely there in God’s life. We’ll then talk about the difference that this makes for navigating modern university life.
Food will be provided during the round table.