The Phallic Fetish Of Prayer

To help us better understand what has happened to prayer, I think we have to listen in to a psychoanalyst by the name of Jacques Lacan. When a child is in its predominant learning stage it looks to the mother as the sole nurturer of its reality. The role of the mother cannot be underscored here. The child believes that the mother is pulled away by outside desires, because this is an unknown element, psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan refers to this imaginary object as the Phallus. Which itself is an imaginary object. [Read more...]

What Curious George, Oz, Huckabees Have to Teach Us About Pain

I remember clutching to my Curious George doll when I was five years old, tears falling in a cloud of confusion. One hand holding on to my dad’s shirt and wondering why my sister and I were being taken away. That night, I was in so much pain. I still wonder how in one moment, [Read More...]

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What Post-Structural Christianity Has To Say About The Death of Missions & Church-Planting

{This is a continuation on from something I started talking about here: Post-Structural Christianity} Certain readers resented me when they could no longer recognize their territory, their institution. Jacques Derrida I used to think it mattered what kinds of shoes I wore. If I had the latest name-brand thing or if I was able to [Read More...]


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