Guilt and shame are two of the most powerful realities in human life. Most of us regard them as overbearingly negative experiences that must be avoided or removed if we are to find wholeness and happiness in our lives.
In fact, in Western culture, ridding ourselves of shame and guilt has become almost an obsession. Mainstream media and psychology constantly tell us, “You are wonderful, no matter what anyone else says. You just have to believe that, and you’ll find happiness.” But this message rings hollow: no matter how much we try to wish them away with positive thinking, guilt and shame remain crushingly real for many in our society.
In our next CCL event, Dan Wu will expose the biblical truth about guilt and shame–what guilt and shame are, how they can be both negative and positive experiences in our Christian lives, and how they relate to the most important reality affecting human life: the glory of God in the cross of Jesus Christ.
Dan Wu teaches Old Testament and biblical languages at Moore College.