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
Apr162012

time in babylon by emmylou harris

Time in Babylon

PUSH THE ARROW ABOVE TO HEAR THE SONG

I place it hear to remind us of the intoxication of the militaristic consumerist story that we live below. May we blow the horn, sound the alarm, wake the caretakers, before all the children fall under the spell of the pied piper. This is prophetic imagination come to the 21st century.

Five-lane highway danger zone
SUV and a speaker phone
you need that chrome to get you home
doin time in Babylon

cluster mansion on the hill
another day in Pleasantville
if you don't like it take a pill
doin time in Babylon

in the land of the proud and free
you can sell your soul and your dignity
for fifteen minutes on TV
doin time in Babylon

so suck the fat, cut the bone
fill it up with silicone
everybody must get cloned
doin time in Babylon

little boy blue come blow your horn
the crows are in the corn
the morning sky is red and falling down
the piper's at the till
he's coming for the kill
luring all our children under ground in Babylon

we came from apple pie and mom
thru Civil Rights and Ban the Bomb
to Watergate and Vietnam
hard times in Babylon

rallied round the megaphone
gave it up, just got stoned
now it's Prada, Gucci and Ferron
doin time in Babylon

get results, get'em fast
we're ready if you got the cash
someone else will be laughin last
doin time in Babylon

so put that conscience on the shelf
keep the best stuff for yourself
let the rest fight over what is left
doin time in Babylon

little boy blue come blow your horn
the crows are in the corn
the morning sky is red and falling down
let your song of healing spark
a way out of this dark
lead us to a higher and a holy ground

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