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The Word “Spiritual” as a vague marketplace of diverse feelings and ideals

Towards a working definition of “Spiritual” or “Spirituality” I’m going to do a little series on this word in the pursuit of an intelligible metaphor for the spiritual within our skeptical, secular context. This is part one. “Spiritual” is one … Continue reading

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Heaven and Hell Questions in the light of the Self and the Face of the one on the Throne

A post on CRC Voices about the final judgment, about whether a person goes to hell when they die, or is it Hades and then hell, etc. A discussion started and I shared these thoughts. Part of the puzzle is … Continue reading

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Your Third Person Self, Clothed and Naked

(Sorry, the video won’t play embedded. Click through to youtube to get a sense of it. You probably won’t need to watch the whole thing.) Sexy Me vs. Plain Me  This video is a fun experiment in our rebellion against … Continue reading

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The Cultured, Willful Self

The Most Adaptive Creature on the Planet The scope of human programmability is astounding. People have figured out how to live in tropical jungles and arctic regions. People have developed cultures where a deity requires the ceremonial sacrifice of incredible … Continue reading

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Seeing Multiple Selves in Time

We can’t see our selves People can’t see themselves. Our eyes are in our sockets and unless we have a mirror we see outwards, not inwards. Just like with our physical bodies we require a mirror to bounce the light … Continue reading

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The Sticky Self and the Reflected Self

Earlier I wrote about identity and the self. If we imagine the self to be a house, then identity is the space and the medium through which we see the house, the walls that can be painted, the front and … Continue reading

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The Pre-Self You

Being Born Growing up when and where I did shaped my self and my identity. Most of us feel this way. While we recognize the nature/nurture puzzle most of us admit that both our genetics and our experiences shape us. … Continue reading

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On the Identity and the Self

“I am the REAL American Beauty!” Northside Chapel was a lively place to be raised as a boy. The small racial reconciliation church planted by my father in Paterson’s poor first ward was filled with characters with enough interesting stories … Continue reading

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This Book is about You

This book is about you. You probably imagine that your life is a story and you are the character this story is about. I doubt that most of you can seriously imagine your life in any other way. You naturally … Continue reading

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The Self Book

It’s a book Some of you who know me know that I like to write, a lot. I like writing a lot and I like writing a lot. Many of you have suggested that I write a book. Part of … Continue reading

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