Tagged: control

control by affection

control by affection

Control is not always ugly. Sometimes it looks very beautiful. Sometimes it is even desirable. Sometimes it is very, very intoxicating. Let me explain: Sometimes control is obviously and upfront cruel. It is dominating,...

Jesus Control

Think of the stories in the bible. Moses couldn’t control God, so they made a golden calf that they could control. Jeremiah couldn’t control God. So they hired prophets who could. Paul couldn’t control...

democratic control

I’m reading Slavoj ZiZek’s book again, Living in the End Times. He suggests a strategy of democracies to prevent class struggle from happening on a large scale… to prevent the poor majority from discovering...

confession and control

Norman Fairclough, in his fascinating study “Language and Power“, says that because institutions have been forced to use less direct ways of securing and exercising power, that many institutions have launched a counter-offensive. He...

be unleashed!

As a young pastor I tried to maintain control of the congregation and each person in it. It was not only a violation of the pastoral calling, but it was a violation of their...