Episode 45 | Beauty from Darkness with Curt Thompson

Beauty from Darkness with Curt Thompson

How do we seek, find and share hope and healing in hard times?

In this fourth episode of our Advent Series, psychiatrist and author Curt Thompson and Trinity Forum President Cherie Harder discuss healing, grace, and reintegration — both for our individual and spiritual lives, and our shared life together. Together they consider how being known and believing what is true about our stories can transform our perspective and bring hope and healing:

“Shame is the antithesis and is that force that evil wants to use to undermine not only our ability to be known by one another deeply, which we were made for, we were made to be known, but we were also made to be known on the way to creating artifacts of beauty, whether those artifacts are relationships, whether they’re new pieces of music, art, businesses, and so forth.”

– Curt Thompson

This podcast is an edited version of our Online Conversation from November 2020. You can access the full conversation with transcript here.

Learn more about Curt Thompson.

Authors and books mentioned in the conversation:
Mako Fujimura
M. Scott Peck

Related Trinity Forum Readings:

Bright Evening Star, Madeleine L’Engle
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
Babette’s Feast, by Isak Dinesen

Related Conversations:

Practicing Gratitude with Diana Butler Bass
Beauty and Wonder with Andrew Peterson
Time and Hope with James K.A. Smith

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Special thanks to Ned Bustard for our podcast artwork.