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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
Apr012010

rethink

'This, by the way, is what the problematic word repentance is all about. The word means to rethink—to reconsider your direction and consider a new one, to admit that you might be wrong, to give your life a second thought, to think about your thinking."[1 - page 47] '

In this scenario God (as He moves down the rather unfamiliar road of the fallen, temporal, timeline) rethinks His position and in this sense--He repents.  He changes his tactics because that which was done before described in the Torah is not producing the desired result. His children are not coming home out of exile. They are falling deeper into the abyss. The nations are not flocking to Zion, to Jerusalem, to Him. They are building towers all over again. And Israel is longing to live in those towers, to be like them, to live in their way, marry them, be with them. This is a significant problem for God. The nations were supposed to want to 'be like' Israel.

But the opposite has happened. And nothing he does to bring them back is working.

Because of the behavior of His bride, the chosen people, His name is stained. He is mocked by the other nations who have drawn His lover unto their ways. God is under threat. His reputation is shaky and He knows this. Something has to change--so God is forced to--rethink. And this is what he does in the long silence at the close of the Old Testament.

This unfolding, 'present evil age' stands in contrast to the eternal, living dimension of God which is the 'age to come'.

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