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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
Oct302009

in the name of love

Early morning april 4, a shot rings out in the memphis sky

free at last they took your life, they could not take your pride--U2

And then Jesus breathed his last breath, gave up his spirit, and finally at last 'it is finished'. And if someone strikes you on your cheek--turn the other cheek--and they might strike you again and again--40 times or maybe more--

I was bruised and battered and I couldn't tell
What I felt
I was unrecognizable to myself

I saw my reflection in a window I didn't know
My own face
Oh brother are you gonna leave me
Wastin´away
On the streets of philadelphia

I walked the avenue till my legs felt like stone
I heard the voices of friends vanished and gone
At night I could hear the blood in my veins
Black and whispering as the rain
On the streets of philadelphia

Aint no angel gonna greet me
Its just you and I my friend

My clothes don't fit me no more
I walked a thousand miles
Just to slip the skin


The night has fallen, Im lying awake
I can feel myself fading away
So receive me brother with your faithless kiss
Or will we leave each other alone like this
On the streets of philadelphia

They can even kill you in the end; and they might; but they cannot take your pride, your faithfulness, your love. And Jesus bowed his head and said 'into your hands I commend my spirit'

My clothes don't fit me no more
I walked a thousand miles
Just to slip the skin

Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty, I am free at last

'Now if you will obey me and keep my covenant, you will be my own special treasure from among all the peoples on earth; for all the earth belongs to me. And you will be my kingdom of priests, my holy nation'

And in the end of the very end Israel did just that...she kept the covenant...in the One seed...and is truly 'God's special treasure'...and she is Jesus.

In the end these three remain...faith, hope, and love and the greatest of these is love. But what do we know of love? We will be shown. We will see? What we don't know we can discover in the relationship of Father, Lover, and Spirit...for God who is three is really One in love.

 

 

Early morning april 4, a shot rings out in the memphis sky

free at last they took your life, they could not take your pride--U2

And then Jesus breathed his last breath, gave up his spirit, and finally at last 'it is finished'. And if someone strikes you on your cheek--turn the other cheek--and they might strike you again and again--40 times or maybe more--

I was bruised and battered and I couldn't tell
What I felt
I was unrecognizable to myself

I saw my reflection in a window I didn't know
My own face
Oh brother are you gonna leave me
Wastin´away
On the streets of philadelphia

I walked the avenue till my legs felt like stone
I heard the voices of friends vanished and gone
At night I could hear the blood in my veins
Black and whispering as the rain
On the streets of philadelphia

Aint no angel gonna greet me
Its just you and I my friend

My clothes don't fit me no more
I walked a thousand miles
Just to slip the skin


The night has fallen, Im lying awake
I can feel myself fading away
So receive me brother with your faithless kiss
Or will we leave each other alone like this
On the streets of philadelphia

They can even kill you in the end; and they might; but they cannot take your pride, your faithfulness, your love. And Jesus bowed his head and said 'into your hands I commend my spirit'

My clothes don't fit me no more
I walked a thousand miles
Just to slip the skin

Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty, I am free at last

'Now if you will obey me and keep my covenant, you will be my own special treasure from among all the peoples on earth; for all the earth belongs to me. And you will be my kingdom of priests, my holy nation'

And in the end of the very end Israel did just that...she kept the covenant...in the One seed...and is truly 'God's special treasure'...and she is Jesus.

In the end these three remain...faith, hope, and love and the greatest of these is love. But what do we know of love? We will be shown. We will see? What we don't know we can discover in the relationship of Father, Lover, and Spirit...for God who is three is really One in love.

 

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