spiritualitythrough life’s      stages
William Blake - innocence, experience, higher experience              Soren Kierkegaard - aesthetic, ethical, religious   ...
Four Stages  of FaithDevelopment
Stage 1
Stage 1Simplicity
Stage 1
Stage 1           SimplicityYou’re either for us or againstus. It’s all or nothing.
Stage 1
Stage 1           SimplicityFocus: Right or wrong? Good orbad?Motive: Pleasing authorityfigures, being an insider “us”Perc...
Stage 1
Stage 1             Beliefs-everything is known orknowable; there are easyanswers to every question-good authorities/us ar...
Stage 1
Stage 1          AuthoritiesGodlike, God’s representatives,they know and give answers
Stage 1
Stage 1 SimplicityLife is a war.
Stage 1
Stage 1Identity: In my leader or group.Relationships: Dependent or co-           dependent
Stage 1
Stage 1         Simplicity          God is …The Ultimate Authority Figure     or Ultimate Friend
Stage 1
Stage 1            SimplicitySTRENGTHS: highly committed,willing to sacrifice and suffer.WEAKNESSES: Also willing tokill o...
Stage 1
Stage 1    SimplicityConnection through    awakening
Stage 2
Stage 2Complexity
Stage 2
Stage 2          ComplexityThere’s more than one way todo things.
Stage 2
Stage 2          ComplexityFocus: Effective or ineffective?Technique, winning, successMotive: Reach goals, beingeffectiveP...
Stage 2
Stage 2            Beliefs:      -anything is doable-there are many ways to reach           the goal-authorities/us are th...
Stage 2
Stage 2         AuthoritiesCoaches. They help you growand succeed with know-how.
Stage 2
Stage 2  ComplexityLife is a game.Learn the rules.  Play to win.
Stage 2
Stage 2          ComplexityIdentity: My cause orachievement.Relationships: Increasinglyindependent.
Stage 2
Stage 2        Complexity         God is …The Ultimate Guide or Coach
Stage 2
Stage 2         ComplexitySTRENGTHS: Enthusiasm,idealism, actionWEAKNESSES: Superficial,naïve, overly pragmatic
Stage 2
Stage 2      ComplexityConnection through need
Stage 3
Stage 3Perplexity
Stage 3
Stage 3          PerplexityEveryone has an opinion. Whoknows who is right?
Stage 3
Stage 3           PerplexityFocus: Honest or dishonest?Authentic or inauthentic?Motive: Being honest orauthenticPerception...
Stage 3
Stage 3           Beliefs  -little/nothing is known or knowable; everybody has an             opinion-good people are hone...
Stage 3
Stage 3      Authorities are ...         Controllers         The EnemyTrying to impose easy answers          on the naïve ...
Stage 3
Stage 3PerplexityLife is …                a joke              mystery             or search
Stage 3
Stage 3Identity: In solitude, or among asmall band of similarly alienatedfriends         Relationships: Counter-          ...
Stage 3
Stage 3           PerplexityGod is … mythic authority I’ve outgrown  mysterious reality I’m seeking       or opiate of the...
Stage 3
Stage 3            PerplexitySTRENGTHS: depth, honesty,sensitivity to suffering, perhapsironic humorWEAKNESSES: cynical,un...
Stage 3
Stage 3    PerplexityConnection through   unknowing
Stage 4
Stage 4Humility/Harmony
Stage 4
Stage 4       Humility/HarmonySeek first God’s kingdom … loveGod, love neighbors … inessentials unity … focus on afew gran...
Stage 4
Stage 4       Humility/HarmonyFocus: Wise or unwise?Fulfilling potentialMotive: Serve, contribute, makea differencePercept...
Stage 4
Stage 4           Beliefs-some things are known, many are mysteries; life is a quest     -there is no “them”
Stage 4
Stage 4        Authorities               people like me                      imperfect   sometimes doing their best,      ...
Stage 4
Stage 4         Life is ...What you make it (with God’s          help)
Stage 4
Stage 4Identity: In mutual relationshipsRelationships: Interdependent
Stage 4
Stage 4             God is ...Knowable in part, yetmysterious, present yettranscendent, just yet merciful(able to hold tru...
Stage 4
Stage 4       Humility/HarmonySTRENGTHS: May exhibitstrengths of previous stages,plus stability, endurance,wisdomWEAKNESSE...
Stage 4
Stage 4Humility/Harmonyconnection through    affection
Stage 1
Stage 1Simplicity
Stage 2
Stage 2Complexity
Stage 3
Stage 3Perplexity
Stage 4
Stage 4Humility
William Blake - innocence, experience, higher experience              Soren Kierkegaard - aesthetic, ethical, religious   ...
What happens after Stage 4?
What happens after Stage 4? Harmony becomes the new       simplicity ...
What happens after Stage 4?
What happens after Stage 4?Harmony becomes the newsimplicity ...
What happens after Stage 4?Harmony becomes the newsimplicity ...which encounters newcomplexity ...
What happens after Stage 4?Harmony becomes the newsimplicity ...which encounters newcomplexity ...which enters new perplex...
What happens after Stage 4?Harmony becomes the newsimplicity ...which encounters newcomplexity ...which enters new perplex...
What happens after Stage 4?
What happens after Stage 4?  Eventually ... one becomes lessaware of stages and struggle and  more away of learning and li...
An observation:
An observation: Cults and “bad faith” or “toxic” religion can be seen as groupswhich require people to revert to a Stage 1...
An observation: Cults and “bad faith” or “toxic” religion can be seen as groupswhich require people to revert to a Stage 1...
An observation:
An observation:     Whole denominations orparachurch organizations seem to specialize in certain stages, and   fail people...
An observation:
An observation:   Leaders seldom (never?) leadpeople in a stage beyond their own.
An observation:   Leaders seldom (never?) leadpeople in a stage beyond their own.                       1’s lead 1’s.
An observation:   Leaders seldom (never?) leadpeople in a stage beyond their own.                        1’s lead 1’s.    ...
An observation:   Leaders seldom (never?) leadpeople in a stage beyond their own.                        1’s lead 1’s.    ...
An observation:   Leaders seldom (never?) leadpeople in a stage beyond their own.                        1’s lead 1’s.    ...
An observation:
An observation:Stage 3 is tough on everybody --    leaders and followers.
A question:
A question:How do we minister to people withsuch contrary expectations, needs,       issues, and desires?
A question:How do we minister to people withsuch contrary expectations, needs,       issues, and desires?           A dire...
A question:How do we minister to people withsuch contrary expectations, needs,       issues, and desires?           A dire...
An observation:
An observation:Jesus models working with people in each stage, and always brings    them farther on the journey.
An important reminder
An important reminderThe goal isn’t to rush through the  stages to get to 4 as soon as            possible.
An important reminderThe goal isn’t to rush through the  stages to get to 4 as soon as            possible.Each stage has ...
An important reminderThe goal isn’t to rush through the  stages to get to 4 as soon as            possible.Each stage has ...
We need churches and ministriesthat help people at all levels ...
We need churches and ministriesthat help people at all levels ...
disciple Dis*ci"ple, n. [OE. disciple, deciple,OF. disciple, fr. L. discipulus, fr. discere tolearn (akin to docere to tea...
Transitionsare tough: Doubtoccurs atmargins.
The 0 - 1 transition:
The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to Simplicity
The 0 - 1 transition:
The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to Simplicity
The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:
The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:Simplicity to Complexity
The 0 - 1 transition:
The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to Simplicity
The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:
The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:Simplicity to Complexity
The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:Simplicity to ComplexityThe 2 - 3 transition:
The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:Simplicity to ComplexityThe 2 - 3 transition:Complexi...
The 0 - 1 transition:
The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to Simplicity
The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:
The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:Simplicity to Complexity
The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:Simplicity to ComplexityThe 2 - 3 transition:
The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:Simplicity to ComplexityThe 2 - 3 transition:Complexi...
The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:Simplicity to ComplexityThe 2 - 3 transition:Complexi...
The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:Simplicity to ComplexityThe 2 - 3 transition:Complexi...
The 4 - 4+ transition:
The 4 - 4+ transition:From living it to helping others live it
stage zero before the 4 stages
Stage 0
Stage 0Egocentricity
Stage 0
Stage 0           EgocentricityIt’s all about me.
Stage 0
Stage 0          EgocentricityFocus: Like or dislike? Fun or not?Motive: Pleasing & comfortingmyselfPerception: Narcissistic
Stage 0
Stage 0              Beliefs-I would be constantly happy ifeveryone would cooperate-authorities exist to make me feelgood-...
Stage 0
Stage 0           AuthoritiesExist for my benefit, serve myentitlement, are genii-like.
Stage 0
Stage 0Egocentricity Life is play.
Stage 0
Stage 0Identity: In my likes and dislikes.  Relationships: Presumptive
Stage 0
Stage 0       Egocentricity         God is …The Candyman, the Genii, the       Magic Lamp
Stage 0
Stage 0          EgocentricitySTRENGTHS: emotionallyexpressive, transparent, aware ofown needs and desires.WEAKNESSES: Lar...
Stage 0
Stage 0     EgocentricityConnection through need.
Stages and States
How does awareness of Stage 0change the way we think aboutStage 1?
How does _______ look from each            stage?
How does _______ look from each            stage?1. Simplicity2. Complexity3. Perplexity4. Harmony
What does a student/learner need        in each stage?
What does a student/learner need        in each stage?1. Simplicity2. Complexity3. Perplexity4. Harmony
What does a teacher want to give        in each stage?
What does a teacher want to give        in each stage?1. Simplicity2. Complexity3. Perplexity4. Harmony
From selfish to true self
From selfish to true self0. Egocentricity - One1. Simplicity - Two2. Complexity - Three or more3. Perplexity - Fractions4....
Text        faith in       four stages
How does _______ look from each            stage?
How does _______ look from each            stage?1. Simplicity2. Complexity3. Perplexity4. Harmony
What does a student/learner need        in each stage?
What does a student/learner need        in each stage?1. Simplicity2. Complexity3. Perplexity4. Harmony
What does a student/learner need        in each stage?
What does a student/learner need        in each stage?1. Simplicity - answers, reassurance,hints, predictions, warnings2. ...
What does a teacher want to give        in each stage?
What does a teacher want to give        in each stage?1. Simplicity2. Complexity3. Perplexity4. Harmony
What does a teacher want to give        in each stage?
What does a teacher want to give        in each stage?1. Simplicity - what to think2. Complexity - how to think3. Perplexi...
From selfish to true self
From selfish to true self0. Egocentricity - One1. Simplicity - Two2. Complexity - Three or more3. Perplexity - Fractions4....
Faith in Four Stages Text
Sea anemones at 88 feet, natural light
Same sea anemones at 88 feet, with full spectrum light
What you see depends on                                        your available light.Your available light depends on  your ...
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, andthe Word was God... In him was life, and the life was the lig...
Is this normal?What should I expect next?          Are we there yet?    Will this be on the test?Why do I need to learn th...
stages  levels  zonesturnings
Stage 1
Stage 1Simplicity
here
here:the practice of   presence
I am here. You arehere. We are here    together.   Here. Now.
What posturesmight help uspractice here?
here
thanks
thanks:the practice of   gratitude
dayenu      a giftfor this, this, this
five sensesmemories worries  losses
thanks:
O!
O!the practice of    wonder
there is more hallelujah   how ...
O!
Stage 1
Stage 1Simplicity
I will ask the Father and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever... If anyone loves me, he will obey ma...
Stage 1
Stage 1Simplicity
herethanks  o
why naked spirituality?what does “spiritual” mean?
1. Secular science, politics,economics, etc., doesn’t haveall the answers.
1. Secular science, politics, economics,etc., doesn’t have all the answers.2. Neither does“organized religion.”
1. Secular science, politics, economics,etc., doesn’t have all the answers.2. Neither does “organized religion.”3. This li...
1. Secular science, politics, economics,etc., doesn’t have all the answers.2. Neither does “organized religion.”3. This li...
Can our churchesactually help people   experience God?
Stage 2
Stage 2Complexity
sorry
sorry:the practice of    regret
I regret ...I was wrong ...  I agree ...
What postures  might helpexpress regret?
sorry
help!
help!the practice of  expansion
weaknesslimitation failurebreakdown
need         requestwisdomstrengthhumilitypeaceresilience
help!
please!
please!the practice of  compassion
joining God in   seeing   caring   feeling  desiring
not ignoring blamingexplainingdiagnosing
what posture ormotion might help    us “hold”  compassion?
please!
Space 2
Space 2Complexity
Space 1
Space 1Simplicity
Space 2
Space 2Complexity
Space 3
Space 3Perplexity/Surviving
when?
when?the practice of  aspiration/ exasperation/  frustration
naming whatyou’re waiting for,   what you’re    enduring, what you miss.
holding your“vacuum” open to       God.
when?
no!
no!the practice of    refusal
I won’t    settle   give uppretend it’s OK
no
why?
why?the practice of    lament
not demanding an     answer -      but acknowledgingi have no answers
My God, my God, whyhave you forsaken me?            (Mark, Matthew)I thirst.                    (John)
Space 3
Space 3Perplexity/Surviving
Text              here in this place:a wild (natural, undomesticated) place
Space 1
Space 1Simplicity
Space 2
Space 2Complexity
Space 3
Space 3Perplexity/Surviving
Space 4
Space 4Harmony/Deepening
behold
behold:the practice of    seeing
U
Uletting  go
go     Uletting   letting           come
what is realitytrying to show     me?
behold
yes
yes:the practice of    joining
surrender yieldingpresenting
“let it be   done to meaccording to your     will.”
yes
[...]
[...]the practice of  being with
a weaned childa well-married   couple
[...]
Space 4
Space 4Harmony/Deepening
Stage 1
Stage 1Simplicity
Stage 2
Stage 2Complexity
Stage 3
Stage 3Perplexity
Stage 4
Stage 4Harmony
SIMPLICITY
COMPLEXITY
PERPLEXITY
HARMONY
R     S             N     M                               Q                     E    L            D                   O   ...
R             S    W                N             M                               Q                             E         ...
Here in thisplace ... Here in    this space.    We are fed.
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  • 4stages ltm

    1. 1. spiritualitythrough life’s stages
    2. 2. William Blake - innocence, experience, higher experience Soren Kierkegaard - aesthetic, ethical, religious William Perry - dualism (a,b), multiplicity (a,b), relativism (a,b), commitment (a,b,c) James Fowler - primal, mythical-literal, synthetic- conventional, individual-reflective, conjunctive, universalizingKen Blanchard - enthusiastic beginner, disillusioned learner, capable but cautious performer, self-reliant achiever Paul Ricouer - precritical/first naivete, critical, postcritical/ second naivete Graves/Beck/Wilber - archaic-instinctive, animist/tribal, ego- centric-exploitive, absolutist -obedience authoritarian, scientific strategic, relativistic-personalistic - communitarian; systemic-integral, holistic,
    3. 3. Four Stages of FaithDevelopment
    4. 4. Stage 1
    5. 5. Stage 1Simplicity
    6. 6. Stage 1
    7. 7. Stage 1 SimplicityYou’re either for us or againstus. It’s all or nothing.
    8. 8. Stage 1
    9. 9. Stage 1 SimplicityFocus: Right or wrong? Good orbad?Motive: Pleasing authorityfigures, being an insider “us”Perception: Dualistic
    10. 10. Stage 1
    11. 11. Stage 1 Beliefs-everything is known orknowable; there are easyanswers to every question-good authorities/us are the oneswho know the right answers-the bad guys/them are wrong
    12. 12. Stage 1
    13. 13. Stage 1 AuthoritiesGodlike, God’s representatives,they know and give answers
    14. 14. Stage 1
    15. 15. Stage 1 SimplicityLife is a war.
    16. 16. Stage 1
    17. 17. Stage 1Identity: In my leader or group.Relationships: Dependent or co- dependent
    18. 18. Stage 1
    19. 19. Stage 1 Simplicity God is …The Ultimate Authority Figure or Ultimate Friend
    20. 20. Stage 1
    21. 21. Stage 1 SimplicitySTRENGTHS: highly committed,willing to sacrifice and suffer.WEAKNESSES: Also willing tokill or inflict suffering. Arrogant,simplistic, combative,judgmental, intolerant
    22. 22. Stage 1
    23. 23. Stage 1 SimplicityConnection through awakening
    24. 24. Stage 2
    25. 25. Stage 2Complexity
    26. 26. Stage 2
    27. 27. Stage 2 ComplexityThere’s more than one way todo things.
    28. 28. Stage 2
    29. 29. Stage 2 ComplexityFocus: Effective or ineffective?Technique, winning, successMotive: Reach goals, beingeffectivePerception: Pragmatic
    30. 30. Stage 2
    31. 31. Stage 2 Beliefs: -anything is doable-there are many ways to reach the goal-authorities/us are the ones who know how to do it-the bad guys don’t do the right stuff
    32. 32. Stage 2
    33. 33. Stage 2 AuthoritiesCoaches. They help you growand succeed with know-how.
    34. 34. Stage 2
    35. 35. Stage 2 ComplexityLife is a game.Learn the rules. Play to win.
    36. 36. Stage 2
    37. 37. Stage 2 ComplexityIdentity: My cause orachievement.Relationships: Increasinglyindependent.
    38. 38. Stage 2
    39. 39. Stage 2 Complexity God is …The Ultimate Guide or Coach
    40. 40. Stage 2
    41. 41. Stage 2 ComplexitySTRENGTHS: Enthusiasm,idealism, actionWEAKNESSES: Superficial,naïve, overly pragmatic
    42. 42. Stage 2
    43. 43. Stage 2 ComplexityConnection through need
    44. 44. Stage 3
    45. 45. Stage 3Perplexity
    46. 46. Stage 3
    47. 47. Stage 3 PerplexityEveryone has an opinion. Whoknows who is right?
    48. 48. Stage 3
    49. 49. Stage 3 PerplexityFocus: Honest or dishonest?Authentic or inauthentic?Motive: Being honest orauthenticPerception: Relativistic, critical
    50. 50. Stage 3
    51. 51. Stage 3 Beliefs -little/nothing is known or knowable; everybody has an opinion-good people are honest about their questions
    52. 52. Stage 3
    53. 53. Stage 3 Authorities are ... Controllers The EnemyTrying to impose easy answers on the naïve Trying to use the naive
    54. 54. Stage 3
    55. 55. Stage 3PerplexityLife is … a joke mystery or search
    56. 56. Stage 3
    57. 57. Stage 3Identity: In solitude, or among asmall band of similarly alienatedfriends Relationships: Counter- dependent
    58. 58. Stage 3
    59. 59. Stage 3 PerplexityGod is … mythic authority I’ve outgrown mysterious reality I’m seeking or opiate of the pathetic masses
    60. 60. Stage 3
    61. 61. Stage 3 PerplexitySTRENGTHS: depth, honesty,sensitivity to suffering, perhapsironic humorWEAKNESSES: cynical,uncommitted, withdrawn,critical, depressed, elitist
    62. 62. Stage 3
    63. 63. Stage 3 PerplexityConnection through unknowing
    64. 64. Stage 4
    65. 65. Stage 4Humility/Harmony
    66. 66. Stage 4
    67. 67. Stage 4 Humility/HarmonySeek first God’s kingdom … loveGod, love neighbors … inessentials unity … focus on afew grand essentials
    68. 68. Stage 4
    69. 69. Stage 4 Humility/HarmonyFocus: Wise or unwise?Fulfilling potentialMotive: Serve, contribute, makea differencePerception: Integrated,synthesizing, sympathetic
    70. 70. Stage 4
    71. 71. Stage 4 Beliefs-some things are known, many are mysteries; life is a quest -there is no “them”
    72. 72. Stage 4
    73. 73. Stage 4 Authorities people like me imperfect sometimes doing their best, sometimes dishonest,sometimes sincerely misguided
    74. 74. Stage 4
    75. 75. Stage 4 Life is ...What you make it (with God’s help)
    76. 76. Stage 4
    77. 77. Stage 4Identity: In mutual relationshipsRelationships: Interdependent
    78. 78. Stage 4
    79. 79. Stage 4 God is ...Knowable in part, yetmysterious, present yettranscendent, just yet merciful(able to hold truths in tension --“paradoxy”)
    80. 80. Stage 4
    81. 81. Stage 4 Humility/HarmonySTRENGTHS: May exhibitstrengths of previous stages,plus stability, endurance,wisdomWEAKNESSES: May displayweaknesses of earlier stages
    82. 82. Stage 4
    83. 83. Stage 4Humility/Harmonyconnection through affection
    84. 84. Stage 1
    85. 85. Stage 1Simplicity
    86. 86. Stage 2
    87. 87. Stage 2Complexity
    88. 88. Stage 3
    89. 89. Stage 3Perplexity
    90. 90. Stage 4
    91. 91. Stage 4Humility
    92. 92. William Blake - innocence, experience, higher experience Soren Kierkegaard - aesthetic, ethical, religious William Perry - dualism (a,b), multiplicity (a,b), relativism (a,b), commitment (a,b,c) James Fowler - primal, mythical-literal, synthetic- conventional, individual-reflective, conjunctive, universalizingKen Blanchard - enthusiastic beginner, disillusioned learner, capable but cautious performer, self-reliant achiever Paul Ricouer - precritical/first naivete, critical, postcritical/ second naivete Graves/Beck/Wilber - archaic-instinctive, animist/tribal, ego- centric-exploitive, absolutist -obedience authoritarian, scientific strategic, relativistic-personalistic - communitarian; systemic-integral, holistic,
    93. 93. What happens after Stage 4?
    94. 94. What happens after Stage 4? Harmony becomes the new simplicity ...
    95. 95. What happens after Stage 4?
    96. 96. What happens after Stage 4?Harmony becomes the newsimplicity ...
    97. 97. What happens after Stage 4?Harmony becomes the newsimplicity ...which encounters newcomplexity ...
    98. 98. What happens after Stage 4?Harmony becomes the newsimplicity ...which encounters newcomplexity ...which enters new perplexity ...
    99. 99. What happens after Stage 4?Harmony becomes the newsimplicity ...which encounters newcomplexity ...which enters new perplexity ...which discovers new harmony ...
    100. 100. What happens after Stage 4?
    101. 101. What happens after Stage 4? Eventually ... one becomes lessaware of stages and struggle and more away of learning and life.
    102. 102. An observation:
    103. 103. An observation: Cults and “bad faith” or “toxic” religion can be seen as groupswhich require people to revert to a Stage 1 status and stay there.
    104. 104. An observation: Cults and “bad faith” or “toxic” religion can be seen as groupswhich require people to revert to a Stage 1 status and stay there. Stage 1 is easier for the leaders and followers … in a way.
    105. 105. An observation:
    106. 106. An observation: Whole denominations orparachurch organizations seem to specialize in certain stages, and fail people in other stages.
    107. 107. An observation:
    108. 108. An observation: Leaders seldom (never?) leadpeople in a stage beyond their own.
    109. 109. An observation: Leaders seldom (never?) leadpeople in a stage beyond their own. 1’s lead 1’s.
    110. 110. An observation: Leaders seldom (never?) leadpeople in a stage beyond their own. 1’s lead 1’s. 2’s lead 2’s and 1’s.
    111. 111. An observation: Leaders seldom (never?) leadpeople in a stage beyond their own. 1’s lead 1’s. 2’s lead 2’s and 1’s. 3’s lead 3’s and 2’s.
    112. 112. An observation: Leaders seldom (never?) leadpeople in a stage beyond their own. 1’s lead 1’s. 2’s lead 2’s and 1’s. 3’s lead 3’s and 2’s. 4’s lead 4’s and 3’s (plus?)
    113. 113. An observation:
    114. 114. An observation:Stage 3 is tough on everybody -- leaders and followers.
    115. 115. A question:
    116. 116. A question:How do we minister to people withsuch contrary expectations, needs, issues, and desires?
    117. 117. A question:How do we minister to people withsuch contrary expectations, needs, issues, and desires? A direction:
    118. 118. A question:How do we minister to people withsuch contrary expectations, needs, issues, and desires? A direction:Explore Jesus as teacher … not justin content, but also in method.
    119. 119. An observation:
    120. 120. An observation:Jesus models working with people in each stage, and always brings them farther on the journey.
    121. 121. An important reminder
    122. 122. An important reminderThe goal isn’t to rush through the stages to get to 4 as soon as possible.
    123. 123. An important reminderThe goal isn’t to rush through the stages to get to 4 as soon as possible.Each stage has lessons to teach, and prepares for the next.
    124. 124. An important reminderThe goal isn’t to rush through the stages to get to 4 as soon as possible.Each stage has lessons to teach, and prepares for the next. You don’t move on until you’re ready ... in the fullness of time.
    125. 125. We need churches and ministriesthat help people at all levels ...
    126. 126. We need churches and ministriesthat help people at all levels ...
    127. 127. disciple Dis*ci"ple, n. [OE. disciple, deciple,OF. disciple, fr. L. discipulus, fr. discere tolearn (akin to docere to teach; see Docile) +prob. a root meaning to turn or drive, as in L.pellere to drive (see Pulse).] One whoreceives instruction from another; a scholar;a learner; especially, a follower who haslearned to believe in the truth of the doctrineof his teacher; an adherent in doctrine; as,the disciples of Plato; the disciples of ourSavior
    128. 128. Transitionsare tough: Doubtoccurs atmargins.
    129. 129. The 0 - 1 transition:
    130. 130. The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to Simplicity
    131. 131. The 0 - 1 transition:
    132. 132. The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to Simplicity
    133. 133. The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:
    134. 134. The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:Simplicity to Complexity
    135. 135. The 0 - 1 transition:
    136. 136. The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to Simplicity
    137. 137. The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:
    138. 138. The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:Simplicity to Complexity
    139. 139. The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:Simplicity to ComplexityThe 2 - 3 transition:
    140. 140. The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:Simplicity to ComplexityThe 2 - 3 transition:Complexity to Perplexity
    141. 141. The 0 - 1 transition:
    142. 142. The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to Simplicity
    143. 143. The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:
    144. 144. The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:Simplicity to Complexity
    145. 145. The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:Simplicity to ComplexityThe 2 - 3 transition:
    146. 146. The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:Simplicity to ComplexityThe 2 - 3 transition:Complexity to Perplexity
    147. 147. The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:Simplicity to ComplexityThe 2 - 3 transition:Complexity to PerplexityThe 3 - 4 transition:
    148. 148. The 0 - 1 transition:Egocentricity to SimplicityThe 1 - 2 transition:Simplicity to ComplexityThe 2 - 3 transition:Complexity to PerplexityThe 3 - 4 transition:Perplexity to Harmony
    149. 149. The 4 - 4+ transition:
    150. 150. The 4 - 4+ transition:From living it to helping others live it
    151. 151. stage zero before the 4 stages
    152. 152. Stage 0
    153. 153. Stage 0Egocentricity
    154. 154. Stage 0
    155. 155. Stage 0 EgocentricityIt’s all about me.
    156. 156. Stage 0
    157. 157. Stage 0 EgocentricityFocus: Like or dislike? Fun or not?Motive: Pleasing & comfortingmyselfPerception: Narcissistic
    158. 158. Stage 0
    159. 159. Stage 0 Beliefs-I would be constantly happy ifeveryone would cooperate-authorities exist to make me feelgood-bad people make me feel bad
    160. 160. Stage 0
    161. 161. Stage 0 AuthoritiesExist for my benefit, serve myentitlement, are genii-like.
    162. 162. Stage 0
    163. 163. Stage 0Egocentricity Life is play.
    164. 164. Stage 0
    165. 165. Stage 0Identity: In my likes and dislikes. Relationships: Presumptive
    166. 166. Stage 0
    167. 167. Stage 0 Egocentricity God is …The Candyman, the Genii, the Magic Lamp
    168. 168. Stage 0
    169. 169. Stage 0 EgocentricitySTRENGTHS: emotionallyexpressive, transparent, aware ofown needs and desires.WEAKNESSES: Largely obliviousto the needs and desires of others
    170. 170. Stage 0
    171. 171. Stage 0 EgocentricityConnection through need.
    172. 172. Stages and States
    173. 173. How does awareness of Stage 0change the way we think aboutStage 1?
    174. 174. How does _______ look from each stage?
    175. 175. How does _______ look from each stage?1. Simplicity2. Complexity3. Perplexity4. Harmony
    176. 176. What does a student/learner need in each stage?
    177. 177. What does a student/learner need in each stage?1. Simplicity2. Complexity3. Perplexity4. Harmony
    178. 178. What does a teacher want to give in each stage?
    179. 179. What does a teacher want to give in each stage?1. Simplicity2. Complexity3. Perplexity4. Harmony
    180. 180. From selfish to true self
    181. 181. From selfish to true self0. Egocentricity - One1. Simplicity - Two2. Complexity - Three or more3. Perplexity - Fractions4. Harmony - One (again, but new)
    182. 182. Text faith in four stages
    183. 183. How does _______ look from each stage?
    184. 184. How does _______ look from each stage?1. Simplicity2. Complexity3. Perplexity4. Harmony
    185. 185. What does a student/learner need in each stage?
    186. 186. What does a student/learner need in each stage?1. Simplicity2. Complexity3. Perplexity4. Harmony
    187. 187. What does a student/learner need in each stage?
    188. 188. What does a student/learner need in each stage?1. Simplicity - answers, reassurance,hints, predictions, warnings2. Complexity - instructions,encouragement, goals, promise3. Perplexity - guiding questions,permission, stories, hope4. Harmony - respect, friendship, newchallenges to action
    189. 189. What does a teacher want to give in each stage?
    190. 190. What does a teacher want to give in each stage?1. Simplicity2. Complexity3. Perplexity4. Harmony
    191. 191. What does a teacher want to give in each stage?
    192. 192. What does a teacher want to give in each stage?1. Simplicity - what to think2. Complexity - how to think3. Perplexity - how to question4. Harmony - how to embrace
    193. 193. From selfish to true self
    194. 194. From selfish to true self0. Egocentricity - One1. Simplicity - Two2. Complexity - Three or more3. Perplexity - Fractions4. Harmony - One (again, but new)
    195. 195. Faith in Four Stages Text
    196. 196. Sea anemones at 88 feet, natural light
    197. 197. Same sea anemones at 88 feet, with full spectrum light
    198. 198. What you see depends on your available light.Your available light depends on your depth or stage of ascent.
    199. 199. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, andthe Word was God... In him was life, and the life was the light of all humankind... The true light that gives life to all humanity was coming into the world. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. John 1 (selected)
    200. 200. Is this normal?What should I expect next? Are we there yet? Will this be on the test?Why do I need to learn this?
    201. 201. stages levels zonesturnings
    202. 202. Stage 1
    203. 203. Stage 1Simplicity
    204. 204. here
    205. 205. here:the practice of presence
    206. 206. I am here. You arehere. We are here together. Here. Now.
    207. 207. What posturesmight help uspractice here?
    208. 208. here
    209. 209. thanks
    210. 210. thanks:the practice of gratitude
    211. 211. dayenu a giftfor this, this, this
    212. 212. five sensesmemories worries losses
    213. 213. thanks:
    214. 214. O!
    215. 215. O!the practice of wonder
    216. 216. there is more hallelujah how ...
    217. 217. O!
    218. 218. Stage 1
    219. 219. Stage 1Simplicity
    220. 220. I will ask the Father and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever... If anyone loves me, he will obey may teaching. And my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. Abide (dwell) in my love. (John 14-15, selected)
    221. 221. Stage 1
    222. 222. Stage 1Simplicity
    223. 223. herethanks o
    224. 224. why naked spirituality?what does “spiritual” mean?
    225. 225. 1. Secular science, politics,economics, etc., doesn’t haveall the answers.
    226. 226. 1. Secular science, politics, economics,etc., doesn’t have all the answers.2. Neither does“organized religion.”
    227. 227. 1. Secular science, politics, economics,etc., doesn’t have all the answers.2. Neither does “organized religion.”3. This life (not just anafterlife) is spiritual.
    228. 228. 1. Secular science, politics, economics,etc., doesn’t have all the answers.2. Neither does “organized religion.”3. This life (not just an afterlife) isspiritual.4. Practice leads topersonal experience ...
    229. 229. Can our churchesactually help people experience God?
    230. 230. Stage 2
    231. 231. Stage 2Complexity
    232. 232. sorry
    233. 233. sorry:the practice of regret
    234. 234. I regret ...I was wrong ... I agree ...
    235. 235. What postures might helpexpress regret?
    236. 236. sorry
    237. 237. help!
    238. 238. help!the practice of expansion
    239. 239. weaknesslimitation failurebreakdown
    240. 240. need requestwisdomstrengthhumilitypeaceresilience
    241. 241. help!
    242. 242. please!
    243. 243. please!the practice of compassion
    244. 244. joining God in seeing caring feeling desiring
    245. 245. not ignoring blamingexplainingdiagnosing
    246. 246. what posture ormotion might help us “hold” compassion?
    247. 247. please!
    248. 248. Space 2
    249. 249. Space 2Complexity
    250. 250. Space 1
    251. 251. Space 1Simplicity
    252. 252. Space 2
    253. 253. Space 2Complexity
    254. 254. Space 3
    255. 255. Space 3Perplexity/Surviving
    256. 256. when?
    257. 257. when?the practice of aspiration/ exasperation/ frustration
    258. 258. naming whatyou’re waiting for, what you’re enduring, what you miss.
    259. 259. holding your“vacuum” open to God.
    260. 260. when?
    261. 261. no!
    262. 262. no!the practice of refusal
    263. 263. I won’t settle give uppretend it’s OK
    264. 264. no
    265. 265. why?
    266. 266. why?the practice of lament
    267. 267. not demanding an answer - but acknowledgingi have no answers
    268. 268. My God, my God, whyhave you forsaken me? (Mark, Matthew)I thirst. (John)
    269. 269. Space 3
    270. 270. Space 3Perplexity/Surviving
    271. 271. Text here in this place:a wild (natural, undomesticated) place
    272. 272. Space 1
    273. 273. Space 1Simplicity
    274. 274. Space 2
    275. 275. Space 2Complexity
    276. 276. Space 3
    277. 277. Space 3Perplexity/Surviving
    278. 278. Space 4
    279. 279. Space 4Harmony/Deepening
    280. 280. behold
    281. 281. behold:the practice of seeing
    282. 282. U
    283. 283. Uletting go
    284. 284. go Uletting letting come
    285. 285. what is realitytrying to show me?
    286. 286. behold
    287. 287. yes
    288. 288. yes:the practice of joining
    289. 289. surrender yieldingpresenting
    290. 290. “let it be done to meaccording to your will.”
    291. 291. yes
    292. 292. [...]
    293. 293. [...]the practice of being with
    294. 294. a weaned childa well-married couple
    295. 295. [...]
    296. 296. Space 4
    297. 297. Space 4Harmony/Deepening
    298. 298. Stage 1
    299. 299. Stage 1Simplicity
    300. 300. Stage 2
    301. 301. Stage 2Complexity
    302. 302. Stage 3
    303. 303. Stage 3Perplexity
    304. 304. Stage 4
    305. 305. Stage 4Harmony
    306. 306. SIMPLICITY
    307. 307. COMPLEXITY
    308. 308. PERPLEXITY
    309. 309. HARMONY
    310. 310. R S N M Q E L D O K C A F B J G HT I P
    311. 311. R S W N M Q E L D O K CV A F B J G H T I P U
    312. 312. Here in thisplace ... Here in this space. We are fed.
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