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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Friday
Jun282013

the hammer shapes the hand

With our hands we shape, we create, we make a tool used to build something and it is useful for a time. But over time this tool we've made begins to shape our hand. We become tied to the tool to the point where we are so tied to the thing we have made that it starts to own us, to shape us, to eventually take over and deform us, to drive us, to control us.

To-own us.

It gains a power over us to the point where the original hand is unable to open again, having becomes stiff and inflexible perhaps from gripping the tool so tight, and we become mastered, trapped by that which we made. The tool becomes a machine, the thing, the only thing that must be fed. We become cornered by our own rules, our own systems, our own power, our own policy, our own stuff, and the created has now become the 'sustainer of us all'...that which we made to serve us...has us...and we now must serve it.

This is when it becomes a monster. It's a parasite, a vampire, a drain of energy and life. It's dead but it takes on a persona of it's own. It demands our attention and will have no one before it.

It must be named; it is 'Idol'.

The Idol is never creator. It is an imposter. Unchecked 'Idol' will turn on us...and only the strong, that is to say, the most powerful, who feed this Idol will survive.  The strong feed Idol with the weak, the vulnerable, the lowers.

This is called 'Idolotry' in scripture...it isn't something ancient or old...it is as current as the air we breathe...and we see it in almost all arenas when trouble comes...and it comes down from the mythical mountain, from the hierarchical top. Idol is served at the cost of the many. And we feed at the foot of the new golden calf. Here is where we bow to worship our own created Lord.

'And you become a monster
So the monster will not break you'
U2 in 'Peace on Earth'

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