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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Monday
May042009

what do you think?

It was a favorite question of Jesus. What do you think? 

Matthew 17:25 (Show me Matthew 17)
He said, “Yes.” And when he came into the house, Jesus spoke to him first, saying, 'What do you think, Simon? From whom do kings of the earth take toll or tax? From their sons or from others?”

Matthew 18:12 (Show me Matthew 18)
'What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray?

Matthew 21:28 (Show me Matthew 21)

The Parable of the Two Sons
What do you think? A man had two sons. And he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’

Matthew 22:42 (Show me Matthew 22)
saying, What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.”

So now I ask. 'What do you think' was the cause of the crucifixion of the Christ. Was it to save us from the guilt impuned on us for our personal sins; or was it because he stood up for something, for someone, for what was the heart of God and was silenced by the powers that be? Which seems to characterize his life primarily?

How we respond to this question is extremely important. For if He was concerned primarily for the first one we can spiritualize His work on the cross calling it primarily and summarily dismiss other agendas as secondary or less.  But, if He was  murdered as a result of His stand against the latter then we must let His death speak a word to us. We must agree that power was the driving force behind the tragedy in Jerusalem on that fateful Passover. We must speak about how He was silenced. We must allow the way He died to have its voice.

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