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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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Friday
May302008

New models of faith

Buckminster Fuller: "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change things build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." Fuller lived a long time back but his prophetic vision is never clearer than it is today. It is time for a new Christianity to emerge--one that has honored past models but not been weighed down by them.

Author Phyllis Tickle suggests “Every 500 years, the empowered structures of institutionalized Christianity, whatever they may be, become an intolerable carapace that must be shattered so that renewal and growth may occur. Now is such a time.”

Centerpoint Christianity is one way emerging Christianity can embrace a web type theology. Begin with the climax and work from that point. This concept is poised to make an entrance in a time when it is most yearned for.

It's greatest enemy as always will be the religious relic of resistance.

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