The Unconscious Mind in the Sacred Scriptures

Was the unconscious mind unknown to the prophets and poets of ancient Israel? Or were they aware our awareness had limits? No doubt it would be anachronistic to attribute a modern understanding of the mind to the ancient authors, but I think there's evidence enough that they knew of dark recesses within themselves. Consider for instance … Continue reading The Unconscious Mind in the Sacred Scriptures

Listening to God through the land

Did the prophets think God could only speak through them? Did they think the God was mute without them? On the contrary, the prophets recognised it was the Spirit of prophecy who enabled them to speak, and that God could speak through anyone or anything. Job was emphatic on this point: But ask the animals, and … Continue reading Listening to God through the land

Is entertainment the only cure for boredom?

When people say they find church boring, is it entertainment they're lacking? Or challenge? In his article, Amusing Ourselves To Death, Neil Postman said “I believe I am not mistaken in saying that Christianity is a demanding and serious religion. When it is delivered as easy and amusing, it is another kind of religion altogether.” I find it … Continue reading Is entertainment the only cure for boredom?