A Conversation with Chris Heuertz, author, speaker, Enneagram coach, non-profit consultant, and anti-human trafficking activist.
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Chris Heuertz joins us and talks about his new book The Sacred Enneagram. He shares how the enneagram is a sacred map to the soul and offers a path to cutting through the internal clutter and finding our way home, back to God and to our true identity.
Christopher Heuertz is Michael’s special guest for the next two podcasts. In addition to being an author and speaker, Chris describes himself as a contemplative activist, ecclesial provocateur, curator of unlikely friendships, instigator for good, witness to hope, and clergy for common people.
Chris has spent his life bearing witness to the possibility of hope in a world that has legitimate reasons to question God’s goodness. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Chris studied at Asbury University in Kentucky before moving to India where he was mentored by Mother Teresa for three years. While living in India, he helped launch South Asia’s first pediatric AIDS care home–creating a safe haven for children impacted by the global pandemic.
His vocation has taken him to over 70 countries working among the most vulnerable of the world’s poor. In 2012, he and his wife Phileena launched Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism. Find our more about Christopher Heuertz here
Chris Huertz has a background in humanitarian work fighting human trafficking in the slums of Cambodia and spent a lot of time with Mother Theresa. In his travels and work he’s become an Enneagram professional and been trained by people like Father Richard Rohr, Russ Hudson, Marion Gilbert and Helen Palmer among others. He has spent time on many nonprofit boards over the past 15 years, currently runs his own nonprofit in Omaha called Gravity and recently wrote a book called The Sacred Enneagram. In this episode Chris shares more about the Enneagram, what contemplative activism is and why it’s needed in our world today, and what he’s learned working with nonprofits and nonprofit professionals. Hope you like it!
What can you learn about your internal motivations and drives from the Enneagram? Over on my podcast Selfie we’re kicking off a series on this fascinating personality theory. In this introductory episode we will explain what it is, and then talk through each type with writer and enneagram enthusiast Leigh Kramer. We’re also joined by Christopher Heuertz, author of The Sacred Enneagram, who shares some of the history of the enneagram, it’s spiritual origins and modern psychological iterations, and how our childhood fears and wounds shape our personality. It’s a fascinating episode that we hope will inspire you to join us on this journey of exploration.
New song debut: “Two” – the second of nine songs inspired by the nine Enneagram types! “Two” is also part of the ongoing series of songs, Atlas by Sleeping At Last. In this episode, you’ll hear how the song came about, the Enneagram, what an Enneagram Type “Two” is and so much more! Guest: Chris Heuertz.
New song debut: “One” – the first of nine songs inspired by the nine Enneagram types! “One” is part of the ongoing Atlas series of songs by Sleeping At Last. In this episode, you’ll hear how the song came about, what the Enneagram is, what an Enneagram Type “One” is and so much more! Guest: Chris Heuertz.
In this podcast Episode, David Loveless interviews Chris Heuertz concerning his book: The Sacred Enneagram- Finding your unique path to spiritual growth. Chris is the author of multiple books, a speaker, Enneagram coach, non-profit consultant, and anti-human trafficking activist.Have you ever asked yourself the quintessential human question of identity- “Who am I?” Most of us spend a lifetime trying to figure out who we are and how we relate to others and God.Unfortunately, in the process of forming an identity, we succumb to building up lies and illusions around our sense of self that only leads us further away from who God really made us to be and who we truly are.
“The number of self-proclaimed “Enneagram experts” appears to be on the rise these days so I was thrilled when I learned my friend and master Enneagram teacher, Chris Heuertz, was writing a book on using the Enneagram as a tool for personal and spiritual transformation.
Chris is the real deal. He was first introduced to the Enneagram fifteen years ago in the slums of Cambodia, and it forever changed his life. Since then he has dedicated countless hours to studying what he calls this “sacred map of the soul,” and shared it with people at workshops and retreats around the world.
You’re going to walk away from this episode with more new insights into the Enneagram than you can shake a stick at. Listen in as Chris, my guest co-host Rabbi Evan Moffic, and I talk about understanding the ‘why’ behind your type, how to identify and find freedom from self-destructive patterns, how to grow in spiritual discernment, how to face your past wounds and find healing, how to awaken your gifts to serve today’s broken world, and about Chris’ new book The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth.
I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth and I can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s a feast of Enneagram wisdom!” -Ian Cron
In this episode, the hosts talk with Hillsong Young and Free about the inspiration behind their latest album, Youth Revival Acoustic and their brand-new single “Love Won’t Let Me Down.” Author Chris Heuertz also joins this episode to discuss his book The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth.
Christopher L. Heuertz was first introduced to the Enneagram in the slums of Cambodia. Since then he has trained under some of the great living Enneagram masters including Father Richard Rohr, Russ Hudson, Marion Gilbert, and Helen Palmer, and now teaches the Enneagram in workshops and retreats around the world. Chris is an International Enneagram Association Accredited Professional. He and his wife Phileena live in Omaha with their puppy Basil, and you can join him on Facebook and Twitter in his intentions to love on the margins.
Listen to PodcastWe talk to Chris Heuertz, best-selling author of “The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth” partially just to find out if this enneagram stuff is legit or not. We discuss whether it was created by humans as a tool for understanding, or is innate to a deeper spiritual truth of how we’re created. Matt shares some BC Music news, and Joey witnesses the potential animalistic tendencies of humans when he waited in line for sandbags in preparing for the approaching hurricane.
Episode 12 with Chris Heuertz is all about his newest book, “Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth.” Chris is the co-founder of Gravity, a Center for Contemplation and Action. He speaks all over the world, leads retreats and was named one of Outreach Magazine’s “30 Emerging Influencers Reshaping Leadership.” Chris talks with us about the enneagram, self-reflection and doing deep inner work in our lives. While there are many books on the enneagram, Chris takes you beyond caricatures to how our enneagram type aligns with prayer postures which lead to spiritual growth.
In this episode of RePlacing Church, Chris joins Ben to discuss:What the Enneagram is and why it mattersHow our Western culture affects our understanding of self and personality typesWhy our desires for wisdom require doing the hard work of self-evaluationThe historical context of the Enneagram and it’s present popular usageHow greater self-understanding can help us connect with God and peopleHow the Enneagram can help us turn contemplative practices into embodied practices
Enneagram teacher Chris Heuertz will help you understand how to utilize the Enneagram to work with these questions with a deeper sense of self-awareness to find your way home to your True Self. He is the author of The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth.