Tag Archives: moral dominion

Option Not Available

In a virtual parish like ours, most of you don’t notice it, but we have plenty of folks hanging around who really don’t belong. If this were an actual church meeting together in some facility in meat space, you would … Continue reading

Posted in eldercraft | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Pastoral Psychology and the Heart 07

Where do you suppose the term “pastoral” comes from in pastoral psychology? It’s that shepherd thing again; the word “pastor” means someone who tends to sheep out in the pasture lands (pastoral means “out in the pasture”). In faith life, … Continue reading

Posted in teaching | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Pastoral Psychology and the Heart 06

Dominion is love and vice versa. A critical difference between the Ancient Near East (ANE) and the West is that in the former, even slaves were regarded as having some dignity. It arises from the way the ANE approaches life … Continue reading

Posted in teaching | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Antidote to Fear 05

First, a taxonomy of curses. There are valid curses that arise from violating covenants. The prime example is the Curse of the Fall from violating the Covenant of Creation. Some of you may recall the very dramatic ritual that took … Continue reading

Posted in teaching | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

AI: More of the Wrong Truth

This is Part Two of AI: The Wrong Truth. You can’t trust AI because you can’t program human existence. We can’t just leave things where they are in this world and insulate ourselves from Western females entirely, guys. There is … Continue reading

Posted in sanity | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Pulling Back the Hedge

Most of you are probably familiar with the parabolic image of the hedge (Isaiah 5:4-6). It’s a figure of speech for moral covering, a part of what elders and priests offer to those they serve. It requires a good understanding … Continue reading

Posted in eldercraft | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Guarding What Was Entrusted to Our Stewardship

Thus far in our study of the Sermon on the Mount, we’ve already come across a trio of statements by Jesus often misquoted in English to pervert His teaching. We have His words about making peace, about turning the other … Continue reading

Posted in eldercraft | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments