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"you're packing a suitcase for a place that you've never been...a place that has to be believed to be seen"...'Walk On' by U2

WATERSHED: A voice in the wilderness. DARYL UNDERWOOD.


The concept of Centerpoint Christianity briefly stated is:

Christianity from the centerpoint outward.

Christianity from the climax forward.

This blog constitutes concepts for a new view of Christianity that begins with what is foundational and moves forward from that point. It is based on the assumption that we are being pulled towards something unseen and pushed from a place that once was.

What Centerpoint Christianity attempts to do is bypass some of the constraints imposed by metanarratives by using the life of Christ and particularly the climactic actions of Christ as beginning points.

It supports the conviction that God is essentially timeless. From this beginning point we endeavor to move outward from the definitive moment of the parousia (visitation) of Christ and forward to the future which functions as a type of magnet to "what can be--and is coming".

When we begin at the life of Christ and move outward as from the centerpoint of a web, rather than in a linear timeline of history, another wide picture emerges.

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‘Up to’

The phrase is so descriptive. ‘Up to’ has to do with what one is doing, why they are doing it, what is happening around them to cause them to do it, and what they are thinking about as they do or say what they do and say. ‘Up to’ has a certain type of curiosity attached to it. ‘What are you up to’ is a question that looks deeper than the typical remark of judgment cast at one without too much thought. If I ask you what are you ‘up to’ I am assuming you have a myriad of complexities weaving themselves together in the background unseen. I am acknowledging that you must have reasons behind your behavior. It is a perfect two word question. It can be asked, based on the inflection or tone of the voice, in many ways.

So I ask as I ponder Jesus, like so many before me; 'What are you ‘up to’?' I think it is the passage of any who have met the Christ or might love the Christ. A disciple wanting to understand is like Mary who will ‘treasure the words spoken of Him and ponder them in her heart’.

Anything less is shallow and slight.

So I ask, seek, think and wonder ‘What was Jesus ‘up to’? I think he is the end of a long, long story told through centuries. Come walk along as we journey towards our own Emmaus. May the scriptures be opened to us as it was to those two travelers so long ago. May our hearts burn as their did.

Jesus deserves this. Anything less is shallow and slight.

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