Today kicks off the beginning of a new Christmas series, "Mangered". We will be looking at a range of things that I think contributed to Jesus growing into the person he came to be. I am wondering if we learn from him if we might grow into the person we are here to be?
Today we get help from an outside expert on one of the key issues underlying Jesus' ethos: vulnerability. I believe vulnerability is the foundation of Christmas - it's what makes the story so compelling, so sticky, and so applicable to us today. World-renown social researcher Brene Brown offers the bulk of the teaching this week in a TED Talk she gave on this very subject.. Enjoy!