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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Saturday
Sep102011

welcome

The song of the martyred savior...

Oh give me mercy for my dreams
'Cause every confrontation seems to tell me
What it really means
To be this lonely sailor

And when the sky begins to clear
The sun it melts away my fear

And I shed a silent weary tear
For those who mean to love me


A prayer of blessing for those who mean to love Him for who He was...

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart.

May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom and peace.

May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain in to joy.

May you revel in the fellowship of His sufferings and share in the glory of His vindication. 

May you have mercy for the dreams you dream and grace in every confrontation you face, particularly those found in a violent storm of hate.

May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done.

And may you love

...as He loved you.

 

MLK

“Any religion that professes to be concerned with the souls of men and is not concerned with the slums that damn them, the economic conditions that cripple them, is a spiritually moribund religion in need of new blood.”

-Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 Think

"Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think."-Rev. D. Martin Luther King

 Love

'Now if you will obey me and keep my covenant, you will be my own special treasure from among all the peoples on earth; for all the earth belongs to me. And you will be my kingdom of priests, my holy nation'--GOD in His biography.

And in the end of the very end Israel did that very thing. She kept the covenant. The One seed who is God's special treasure is faithful.

In the end these three remain...faith, hope, and love and the greatest of these is love. But what do we know of love? We will be shown what love is and does. We will see the greatest love story of all.  They nearly divorced, God thought about leaving, but in the end He worked it out. This is the story which gives hope. A story you may not know.


 Disclaimer: Nothing I have written here is conclusive and final. Dogmatism (unfounded positiveness in matters of opinion; arrogant assertion of opinions as truths) is not the goal...exploring the 'playground of theological thought' is.

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