Blessed Are The Socially Awkward: A Review of “The Social Network”

“The truth behind the movie “The Social Network” is that we are social beings and that we crave networks, be they digital or real.” Read Pop Theology blogger Ryan Parker’s review of this fall’s smash hit about the creator of Facebook. [Read more...]

Does Prayer Really Make A Difference?

“I believe that God intervenes in our world at times, but I remain convinced that it is our mission to partner our works with the faith we exhibit during prayer.” Read this, and other responses from different faith traditions, on the efficacy of prayer from our new What Do I Really Believe Series? [Read more...]

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...]


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