Episode 46 | The Blessing of Limitations

The Blessing of Limitations with Kelly Kapic

We live in an age of speed and overwhelm, where we often feel we are constantly expected to do more, move faster, work harder, brush past boundaries and limitations, and shave margins. When we inevitably fail to meet all demands, we are left feeling not only exhausted and discouraged, but often disoriented and diminished.

Embracing Finitude

But what if, instead of seeing our limitations as an impediment, we could learn to view them as a blessing, even a gift? In You’re Only Human, theologian and scholar Kelly Kapic provides a theologically grounded approach to understanding and receiving the gift of our human finitude.

On this final podcast episode of our Advent series, Waiting with Wisdom, Kelly Kapic offers us a way to find joy and relief in our incarnational limits and use them to foster greater freedom, spiritual growth, and deeper community.

This podcast is an edited version of our Online Conversation from December 2022. You can access the full conversation with transcript here.

Learn more about Kelly Kapic.

Authors and books mentioned in the conversation:

You’re Only Human, by Kelly Kapic
Embodied Hope, by  Kelly Kapic
The God Who Gives, by Kelly Kapic
The Devoted Life, by Kelly Kapic
Becoming Whole, by Kelly Kapic
Wendell Berry
The Sabbath, by Abram Joshua Heschel
Robert Emmons

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
Beauty from Darkness with Curt Thompson

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Special thanks to Ned Bustard for our podcast artwork.