more about this sight

"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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'But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.'~Apostle Paul'

He can fall, he can give up his existence as he knows it, he can give up eternity and become... one of us.' ~Nathaniel Messenger, an ex-angel to Dr. Maggie Rice in 'City of Angels'


What does 'he ascended' mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions?~Apostle Paul~Ephesians 4:9


Alice came down. Into the rabbit hole she came, down the well she fell, she bumped down the stairs ever downward till she came to the center of the earth. The lower regions. Wonderland. And Wonderland is not like the place she came from. And I see Jesus kind of like that. He came down, he descended, it was a long journey from a region so different from the berg called Bethlehem where he breathed his first mortal breath. Instantly it took effect. The potion that is. Remember Alice. When Jesus came down the proverbial rabbit hole He shed one way of being for another. Like Nicolas Cage in the 'City of Angels' Jesus was 'found to be human' a phrase employed by Paul the Apostle. It was a choice driven by love. Vulnerable. He would bleed. Blood red. And he gave it up for love. Just like Nicolas Cage's Seth did for Meg Ryan's Maggie. Seth for Maggie.

Rather than live without Juliet, Shakesphere's Romeo drank the apothecaries poison which would bring his death. He died to be with her. And then she upon seeing her beloved pale with death draws 'oh happy dagger' to do the same. And it is a classic love story. One dies for the other. The other responds in kind. In the movie Pretty Woman Edward asks, 'So what happens after he climbs up the tower and rescues her?' Vivian's response is 'She rescues him right back.' Love does that.

 Essentially the Bible is about love. A love story between two people presided over by a third which created as an outcome a great many children. Like the sands on the seashore. This union sparked and ignited life.

And that life was meant to live in a home far above the fall of the rabbit hole, the well, and the stairs where we find ourselves in this life. This wonderland is not our home. Another place is.


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