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
Jan042010

pathos and sovereignty

Pathos is God's feelings, heart, desire, connection. 'Without pathos sovereignty becomes power without sovereignty pathos becomes tragedy'. Pathos is what the prophets instinctively knew of God. They expressed His deep longing, intricate connection to the human drama. Jesus took up the same when he spoke. He was the last in a long, patient line of prophets who declared God's emotions, feelings, heart, towards the human condition. God became in terms we can understand 'involved now'. And like Jack Dawson on the deck of the Titanic he commits to saving Rose even if it means plunging into the deep dark abyss, which of course, he did in the descension to earth. He followed the committment to the end at the cross. This is where the son of the vineyard is taken and killed by the tenants of the vineyard. Prophets came and went and Jesus was the last prophet, the last word, the last gasp of God. This is the way he understood Himself. He was speaking for His beloved. His heart was the heart of God in heaven here on earth. Jesus was looking for a way to get back home. The exit sign was posted over the cross.

He took that door.

 

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