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Mark Lanier: Your God is Still Too Small - The Universe and a Call To Worship

Talks on challenging how we think of the one true God, Yaweh. Starting with the 1952, Christian classic 'YourGod is Too Small' by British clergyman J. B. Phillips, Mark Lanier explores the destructive ideas of God, so many of us hold to.

Summary: If you think God is who you think he is, then your God is too small. Neuroscience teaches us that in our lives, we form thought patterns in our brains, and we tend to interpret new things in line with those thought patterns. We can think of it like a bowl holding one scoop of ice cream. If one were to pour hot water over the ice cream, then it would form little channels or rivulets down the dome form of the ice cream. Think of those as the thought patterns and ways of thinking in our minds. When we then get new ideas or information, it is like pouring additional water on the top of the scoop. That water is naturally going to flow into the channels already formed. Our brains work the same way. We tend to put everything into the perspective and ways of thinking that exist in our minds. It makes sense that our tendency in our day-by day walk in life is to view the world from our existence, but this distorts our view of God.

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Length: 50mins

 

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Biblical Literacy is a class taught on Sunday mornings by W. Mark Lanier in Texas, US. Mark is a top 10 US trial attorney who also holds a B.A. in biblical Languages.

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