Should Christians Use The Enneagram? [EnneaCast Podcast]

I was able to sit down with Enneacast hosts Jesse Eubanks and Sam Stevenson to explore concerns about using the Enneagram. We walk through two popular objections: the Enneagram’s occultist roots and use of spiritual language. You can LISTEN to the episode right here. In addition, if you want to learn more, please download my […]

No Fear of Death

It’s sort of counter-cultural to talk about death. It’s something that all of us try to avoid. But COVID-19 is waking us up to the reality of death right now. A century or two ago it was impossible to avoid death. For example, during the colonial times, the average family lost one out of every […]

Fig Leaves: How We Avoid Vulnerability

What do you do when fear, guilt, or shame creeps in? When the distractions fade and you’re left alone with your Accuser? Adam and Eve, after eating the forbidden fruit, sewed fig leaves to cover the awful feeling of being naked and exposed. “So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, […]

Can the Enneagram Itself Save Us?

French secular philosopher Luc Ferry, in his book A Brief History of Thought, proposed that every human, religious or not, seeks salvation: “If religions can be defined as ‘doctrines of salvation’, the great philosophies can also be defined as doctrines of salvation (but without the help of a God).” Ferry points out that every philosophical […]

Would St. Augustine Take the Enneagram?

It seems as if everyone is talking about the Enneagram right now. If St. Augustine were around today, I think he would urge us to see the great cultural moment that we have in front of us to point people to God. James K.A. Smith points out in his book On the Road with Saint […]