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What is wisdom?

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Dr Marriah Star

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I will talk with Donald Swearingen, aka my uncle, about his spiritual path and professional work. 

We discussed his commitment to Christ while in college, his participation in a commune for Christians as part of Campus Crusade, his role in the Jesus Movement, and the need to bring the Christian church back into society as a cultural force. We discussed spiritual warfare on the social and personal levels, including the process of exorcism. We talked about the arguments for and against Pantheism. Finally, we discussed the history of the Christian Church, including the different between modality (facilitating relaitonships as a pastor-preacher-evangelist) and sodality (using the original Christian model of prophets and apostles to build a house within each individual through collective tasks). We discussed how the church has shifted from being separate from human concerns, according to the Platonic model of spirit, to being embedded in human concerns, and especially the need to get out of the head (as prescribed by Thomas Aquinas) and get into the heart by letting Holy Spirit reveal the Truth of God to you through scripture and experience.