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
Oct232015

memories of wells and seas

From time to time I still visit your blog and of course this entry was quite interesting to me. I want to thank you for adding the direct references to others work in your commentary. Having read Ortbergs article I believe his concluding remark was a diamond in the rough…

‘Somebody wrote that in Australia there are two main methods for keeping cattle on the ranch. One is to build a fence around the perimeter. The other is to dig a well in the center of the property.

I think Jesus is more like a well than a fence.’

Well played. The tone of the statement reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from long ago.

‘If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather the wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.’–Antoine de Saint Exupery

Jesus is someone we desire more than something that we believe. Anyone, at anytime, can be drawn to him and become a disciple of Him. He can become their ‘beloved’ that is always near the center of their thoughts. They yearn, they thirst, they desire Him and His presence. Is that not Christian?

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