A semi-regular attempt (in other words, as I have time) to explore the interaction between God and the adolescent world, especially the connection between theory and praxis (otherwise known as practical theology). Primary emphasis will be given to the role of the church (and especially the emerging church) in this process.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Western Rationality and The Spiritual World

I've been doing a lot of thinking recently about why we in the western world so easily dismiss "supernatural" experiences. It seems to me that too often, anything we don't understand or that doesn't fit our preconceived understanding of the way things work, is summarily reject it or to assign it to the category of the demonic or at least "non-Christian." Part of this, I'm sure, has to do with our tendency to have pretty narrowly defined understandings of "truth," but I think the larger part of it is our tendency to believe that our experiences (culture, heritage, etc.) are the "right" ones.

The following video helps explain this concept pretty clearly. As it comes from a Native American, his understanding is not colored by a modern Western perspective. I'd appreciate any comments you have.

Talking Donkeys from The Work Of The People on Vimeo.


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