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
Oct012013

restorative justice foundations

To some extent, the eagerness to make use of the restorative paradigm is unsurprising, since there is a clear paradigmatic overlap between restorative justice and transitional justice. Both discourses share common themes and objectives, such as accountability, the acknowledgment of truth, symbolic reparation, restoration of dignity, healing, reconciliation, conflict resolution and democratic participation.

Transitional justice, like restorative justice, is increasingly conceived in terms of “a form of dialogue between victims and their perpetrators” rather than a punitive blame allocation exercise.