“Things That Make for Peace” Section 5 focuses on trauma, the various responses to trauma, and trauma healing or transformation. This section centers on a story from 2 Samuel 21. Click the Videos below to view the particular session:
Session 18: Trauma: The Rizpah Story
The story from 2 Samuel 21.1-14 is narrated to set the stage for our analysis of responses to trauma and the opportunity for transformation.
Session 19: Trauma: The Victim/Survivor
Through the experience of Merab or Michal we examine the “Victim/Survivor Cycle” in trauma.
Session 20: Trauma: The Aggressor/Offender
Through the experience of the Gibeonites we examine the development of the “Aggressor/Offender Cycle” out of trauma experiences.
Session 21: Trauma: Transformation
Through the experience of Rizpah we explore how trauma can be transformed, not only into a personal journey of healing but into healing and even reconciliation for the larger circle of relationships.
Session 22: Daughters of Rizpah
Two stories out of recent history show the kind of transformative action seen in Rizpah in contexts of our contemporary world.