Powerful Quotes About Pain

Kara Powell | Apr 28, 2010

I am LOVING what I am experiencing, along with 30 amazing youth workers, in our Urban Youth Ministry Certificate weeklong intensives here in Pasadena this week. There’s a lot of great discussion in our Theology and Philosophy of Urban Youth Ministry class taught by Lina Thompson. Kris Rocke, whose statements are quoted below, is a guest lecturer.

Here are some quotes that have got me thinking about pain, and its importance in our growth and our ministries:

Kathleen OConnor: The first condition of healing is to give voice to pain.

Kris Rocke: Your authority is tied to your wounds

Helmut Thielicke: The greatest problem with the church is our inability to suffer.

Richard Rohr: if you dont transform your experience of pain, youre going to transmit it.

Kris Rocke: Almost on a daily basis, I use my distortions of the faith to hide from reality. And so do you.

Kara Powell

Dr. Kara Powell is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary, and Fuller's Chief of Leadership Formation. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women You Should Know,” Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences. Kara is the author or coauthor of a number of books, including Growing Young, Growing With, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family, Sticky Faith Curriculum, Can I Ask That?, Deep Justice Journeys, Deep Justice in a Broken World, Deep Ministry in a Shallow World, and the Good Sex Youth Ministry Curriculum. Kara lives with her husband Dave and their three children, Nathan, Krista, and Jessica, in Southern California.


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