Faith Development #1 - God of the Superego

Blake's Ancient of Days

This is the first part of a series we are doing about faith development at Cafechurch Melbourne (, l argely based on John J Shea's book "Finding God Again." We want to be adults, with fully functional adult faith, but how do we go about it? This session is about the God of the superego with which we start our journey. These images of God aren't wrong exactly, but they become increasingly inadequate, and as we develop, we need to develop more adequate notions of God.

A life of faith is an adventure, a risky spirit quest. You are engaged on a daring venture, with everything at stake. It is the farthest thing imaginable from a boring, constrained life of anxiously checking your sinfulness and careful orthodoxy. How far are you prepared to go?

Here is the presentation.