Is All Shame Toxic?

In this episode, Bill Hendricks and Gregg Ten Elshof discuss the concept of shame, focusing on rediscovering the virtues of a maligned emotion.

About the Contributors

Bill Hendricks

Bill Hendricks is Executive Director for Christian Leadership at the Center and President of The Giftedness Center, where he serves individuals making key life and career decisions. A graduate of Harvard, Boston University, and DTS, Bill has authored or co-authored twenty-two books, including “The Person Called YOU: Why You’re Here, Why You Matter & What You Should Do With Your Life.” He sits on the Steering Committee for The Theology of Work Project.

Gregg Ten Elshoff

Gregg Ten Elshof (Ph.D.) is Professor of Philosophy at Biola University. His areas of interest include metaphysics, epistemology, modern philosophy, and Confucianism. He has published articles in numerous journals, including Midwest Studies in Philosophy, The Modern Schoolman, International Studies in Philosophy, and Christian Scholar’s Review. He is the author of books, including Confucius for Christians (2015), I Told Me So: Self-Deception and the Christian Life (2009), which won Christianity Today’s 2009 Book Award, and his most recent, For Shame: Rediscovering the Virtues of a Maligned Emotion (2021).