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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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It's like a song I can hear playing right in my ear but I can't sing--but I can't help listening~Jackson Browne

'essentially the Bible is the love story we all want to live'~present author

'Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase`~Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

'she saves him right back'~Vivian

'And my clothes don't fit me no more
I walked a thousand miles just to slip this skin'~Springsteen

'Somehwere over the rainbow dreams really do come true'~Dorothy

What once was hurt, what once was friction; What left a mark
No longer stings..."~Bono

Life is but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon a stage and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. ~William Shakespeare

Long ago you broke off your yoke and tore off your bonds;you said, 'I will not serve you. Indeed, on every high hill and under every spreading tree you lay down as a prostitute. I had planted you like a choice vine of sound and reliable stock. How then did you turn against me into a corrupt, wild vine?~Old Testament

When Edward asks,” So what happens after he climbs up the tower and rescues her?" Vivian replies; "She rescues him right back.~Final scene in 'Pretty Woman'

'you're packing a suitcase for a place that you've never been, a place that has to be believed to be seen'.~Bono

'awareness that, before we die, nothing is going to happen. That big vague thing, that redemptive fulfillment, is an illusion, a beckoning bribe to keep us loyal. A symphony has its climax, a poem builds to a burst of meaning, but we are unfinished business. No coming together of strands. The game is called because of darkness'.

'Bells in steeple are ringing, singing
Listen to them talk about your love's return'~Gordon Lightfoot

'The “Vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel and the people of Judah when God looked …He expected justice, but saw bloodshed, righteousness, but heard a cry”.'

'In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth?'--Paul in the letter to the Ephesians chapter 4 verse 9.

'Missing brothers, martyred fellows, silent children in the ground
Could we but hear them could they not tell us
"Time to lay God's rifle down"
'
Who will say this far no further?' ~James Taylor

Come on up to the rising. Come on up lay your hand in mine.'--Bruce Springsteen's song 'The Rising'

'We're a long long way from home Bob,
home's a long, long way from us,
I feel a dirty wind a blowing.' ~'Devils and Dust' written by Bruce Springsteen

"Where are you going?" asks Pita. "Home, I'm going home" replies John Creasy. And he trudges along the suspension bridge to the other side. But this time someone walks alongside him. I see dead men walking.

'Left the house this morning
Bells ringing filled the air
Wearin' the cross of my calling'~Bruce Springsteen in 'The Rising'

'But I was like a gentle lamb that is led to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me,'saying , Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered.'

'I know 'exactly' what you mean. Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but its there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I'm talking about?'~Morpheus in ”The Matrix

'We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly, I have yet to engage in a direct-action campaign that was "well timed" in the view of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation. For years now I have heard the word "Wait!" It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This "Wait" has almost always meant 'Never." We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that "justice too long delayed is justice denied.'

'And you become a monster, So the monster will not break you'~U2 in 'Peace on Earth

Pastor Jim Miller writes, 'We Christians don’t like to discuss our doubts. We don’t even like to think about them. Having doubt is like insulting God, calling his integrity into question, admitting that we are weaker than we would like to think. So we suppress our doubts to hide our lack of uneasiness about some of the things we have been taught to believe. And there is little advice available to help us through those tentative times. But one of those helps recently came from theologian Alister McGrath’s 2007 book, “Doubting: Growing Through the Uncertainties of Life.” Doubt, according to McGrath, is not the same as unbelief and it is not necessarily the antithesis of faith. Doubt creeps in involuntarily, he says, uninvited. Unbelief, on the other hand, is a willful act, a deliberate choice not to believe.'

'Like anyone would be
I am flattered by your fascination with me
Like any hot-blooded woman
I have simply wanted an object to crave.

But you, you're not allowed
You're uninvited

An unfortunate slight'~Alanis Moressette

'If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I wouldn.t brood. I'd type a little faster.' ~Isaac Asimov.

Faith is a passionate intuition.~William Woodsworth.

'Mrs. Boss, I sing you to me...'~Nullah

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