Horace Pippin. Giving Thanks, 1942.
Horace Pippin. Giving Thanks, 1942.
11.28.2020

Joyful Recognition, All Is Gift

Perspectives on Gratitude in 2020

Stacey Floyd-Thomas

,

Sarah Schnitker

,

Jessica Hooten Wilson

,

Miroslav Volf

,

Horace Pippin. Giving Thanks, 1942.
Horace Pippin. Giving Thanks, 1942.
Episode No. 39
11.28.2020

Joyful Recognition, All Is Gift

Perspectives on Gratitude in 2020

Stacey Floyd-Thomas, Sarah Schnitker & Jessica Hooten Wilson

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11.28.2020

Joyful Recognition, All Is Gift

Perspectives on Gratitude in 2020

Perspectives on Gratitude in 2020

Stacey Floyd-Thomas

,

Sarah Schnitker

,

Jessica Hooten Wilson

,

Miroslav Volf

,

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Horace Pippin. Giving Thanks, 1942.
Horace Pippin. Giving Thanks, 1942.
11.28.2020

Joyful Recognition, All Is Gift

Perspectives on Gratitude in 2020

Stacey Floyd-Thomas

,

Sarah Schnitker

,

Jessica Hooten Wilson

,

Miroslav Volf

,

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Show Notes

  • 1:07 - Miroslav Volf
  • Our gratitude for you listeners!
  • Sometimes complaint comes easier than gratitude, requiring the courage to be grateful.
  • Misconceptions about gratitude: repayment of debt, obligation to the giver, a strategy for happiness or subjective well-being.
  • Miroslav’s view of gratitude: Joyful recognition
  • Gratitude is "joy over the giver, joy over the gift, joy over having received the gift and having been set into relation to the giver marked by freedom.”
  • 6:45 - Stacey Floyd-Thomas
  • Slow down and focus on what matters most
  • Despite what may seem grim in this moment, redeem now as a holy time.
  • Gratitude as not merely a disposition but an essential duty of defiance and determination that keeps us bound to our first duty: to care for our neighbors as our very best selves.
  • Maya Angelou: “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you say your nightly prayer, and let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”
  • 10:18 - Sarah Schnitker
  • Praying gratitude together as more than self-help
  • The difference between gratitude as prayer and gratitude as a tool for feeling happier
  • 14:30 - Jessica Hooten Wilson
  • “Thank you for the fleas.” Corrie Ten Boom’s The Hiding Place
  • 1 Thessalonians: “Give thanks in all circumstances."
  • "All is gift. Even sufferings of many kinds are gifts if we offer them up and allow God to redeem them."
  • Cultivate a gracious imagination that sees all as grace
Stacey Floyd-Thomas
Associate Professor of Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University Divinity School
Sarah Schnitker
Associate Professor Psychology, Baylor University
Jessica Hooten Wilson
Louise Cowan Scholar in Residence for Humanities and Classical Education, University of Dallas
Miroslav Volf
Founder & Director, Yale Center for Faith & Culture

Defining gratitude as joyful recognition, the courage to be grateful, comparing gratitude for self-help vs gratitude in prayer, resilience, seeing all as gift and everything as grace. Featuring: Stacey Floyd-Thomas, Sarah Schnitker, Jessica Hooten Wilson, and Miroslav Volf.

Show Notes

  • 1:07 - Miroslav Volf
  • Our gratitude for you listeners!
  • Sometimes complaint comes easier than gratitude, requiring the courage to be grateful.
  • Misconceptions about gratitude: repayment of debt, obligation to the giver, a strategy for happiness or subjective well-being.
  • Miroslav’s view of gratitude: Joyful recognition
  • Gratitude is "joy over the giver, joy over the gift, joy over having received the gift and having been set into relation to the giver marked by freedom.”
  • 6:45 - Stacey Floyd-Thomas
  • Slow down and focus on what matters most
  • Despite what may seem grim in this moment, redeem now as a holy time.
  • Gratitude as not merely a disposition but an essential duty of defiance and determination that keeps us bound to our first duty: to care for our neighbors as our very best selves.
  • Maya Angelou: “Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you say your nightly prayer, and let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”
  • 10:18 - Sarah Schnitker
  • Praying gratitude together as more than self-help
  • The difference between gratitude as prayer and gratitude as a tool for feeling happier
  • 14:30 - Jessica Hooten Wilson
  • “Thank you for the fleas.” Corrie Ten Boom’s The Hiding Place
  • 1 Thessalonians: “Give thanks in all circumstances."
  • "All is gift. Even sufferings of many kinds are gifts if we offer them up and allow God to redeem them."
  • Cultivate a gracious imagination that sees all as grace

Stacey Floyd-Thomas
Associate Professor of Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University Divinity School
Sarah Schnitker
Associate Professor Psychology, Baylor University
Jessica Hooten Wilson
Louise Cowan Scholar in Residence for Humanities and Classical Education, University of Dallas
Miroslav Volf
Founder & Director, Yale Center for Faith & Culture

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