October 1999: God our therapist
the central feature was a dome tent set up without its outer sheet. inside the top of the tent hung a lightbulb.
2 examples of misconceptions of therapy (Antz clip and problem prayer) - jen
introducing theme; what is therapy?; why suggest God as a therapist? - Ana
songs x 2
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exploring the metaphor of God the therapist - Mike
interview a therapist (Jona)
Sinead O Connor track 'this is to mother you'
Christ and his relationship with God the therapist - Ana
the lightbulb in the tent symbolises the light of god's presence. there are squares of various materials available - black plastic, coloured plastic, fabrics, paper etc. the congregation each choose a piece and stick it on the tent, to represent their current relationship with god: eg an opaque piece placed close to the bulb means 'close to god but not seeing', a transparent pice far from the bulb means 'a long way from god but seeing god' etc.