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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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Thursday
Jan212010

made to love

Perhaps I am a smuck, a helpless romantic, a bit too domesticated. The truth is I believe that a great many of the songs and movies of popular culture point to the desire to find a home in the heart where we are one with another or with a particular other. This rather new phenomena is not a product of the culture we live in or the time we live. This call, voice if you will,  has been, is and will be for all time a connecting thread for all creation. It doesn't make a difference where you live, when you lived, or how you lived. You and I have longed for another to complete us, another to reflect our soul, our image, and in a certain way we have within us a craving to create a new creation with our own unique DNA. And when we connect to make this happen it is the climatic point for us. It is the epitome of existence. It isn't about procreation or even extending our influence from our offspring. It is so innate, this desire to connect, that it makes us human carved in the likeness of God.

In the beginning God created...in His likeness, in His image, He made them. Male and Female like God.

"Let us make man in our image, in our likeness;

So God created man in his own image,
       in the image of God he created him;
       male and female he created them."

'In His image' contains three elements; masculine, feminine, and creative. We, when we connect to one another, bear offspring, children, and generations, that in turn do the same. They spring forth from us. Just like God.

He was the first. And He wasn't really a He. He was a relationship. A man, a woman, and the voice. The creative power of life. This is how the trinity we speak of makes sense and connects to us made in the image of God.

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