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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Tuesday
Mar222011

aion

Rob Bell notes that the Hebrew word olam and the Greek word aion which are oftentimes translated eternal are used in a less definite sense in Scripture – particularly revolving around a period of time, but indefinite in length. 

Two ages...this present age and the age to come. This present age is of indeterminable length. We don't know when it will end. We don't know when we will die. It is indeterminable. The age to come is also indeterminable but in a way that is ongoing based on the life it is speaking of. In other words the present age is indeterminable based on the life of mortality--the mark of this age--mortal man--death. The present age has an end...but we have no idea when this will occur. I will die but I have no idea when it will happen. I cannot determine these things. This is what aion is all about. Aion is about 'this age and the age to come'.

The age to come is interminable based on the life of the immortal, God, and thus the emphasis on everlasting or eternal. Both are indeterminable but only one is everlasting.

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