About Kyle Sears

Kyle Sears is a church planter and ministry coach (and husband and father). He is pursuing an M.Div. at Fuller Theological Seminary while working for the STAR Office at Fuller. He loves a good story, and finds himself called to help others envision a life lived between the overlap of heaven and earth.

What Gets in the Way of Gratitude?
Article by Robert Emmons (2013)
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By | 2016-12-17T05:33:40+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Gratitude, Research|

What is the Science? Robert Emmons, the world’s leading scientific expert on gratitude, recognizes that our cultural landscape creates obstacles to expressing thankfulness.  Finding happiness by accumulating things - materialism - generally creates a sense of entitlement, a belief that we are owed our portion of happiness.  Everything is a commodity, including relationships. [...]

How Gratitude Can Help You Through Hard Times
Article by Robert Emmons (2013)
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By | 2017-01-31T14:08:14+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|Gratitude, Research|

What is the Science? Robert Emmons, the world’s leading expert on the science of gratitude, makes a distinction between feeling grateful and being grateful. When hard times come, this distinction can help us maintain practices of gratitude in spite of our negative emotions. The necessary perspective that gratitude can give, while difficult to [...]