Love and Blessings As some of you are aware, the Emergence eBook was launched last week. I hope many of you had the opportunity to read it and that you were able to take from it something that is helpful on your own journey. As it being my first attempt at an eBook, I am … Continue reading Emergence eBook and the changing seasons
“In other words, you decide to act as if existence might be justified by its goodness—if only you behaved properly. And it is that decision, that declaration of existential faith, that allows you to overcome nihilism, and resentment, and arrogance. It is that declaration of faith that keeps hatred of Being, with all its attendant … Continue reading Our Field of Being – Conscious Participation
Here is a post from a previous blog I had that I feel touches on some interesting ideas worth sharing again.
For the last week, the concept of the “Great Chain of Being” has continued to arise in my awareness and I thought it prudent to share some of my thoughts surrounding this idea.
Traditionally, this concept is thought of as a linear hierarchy which ranks the various forms of creation into categories representing increasing “closeness” with God. It is also an idea which was applied to the natural world during Aristotle’s reign of thought, with the categorizing of organisms based on particular, physical traits.
This “chain of being” has provided a cosmology for Christians for well over a thousand years, providing a context of power, delineating how it flows from God all the way down to animals, plants, and minerals.
Upon further study of this idea, it had occurred to me that this hierarchy was painting an incorrect picture of creation. Specifically, it begins with the idea that God is “outside”…
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Love and Blessings! I had the day off from work today, and the weather kept me inside (lots of grey and rain). So I decided to capitalize on the opportunity to do some writing for my blog and re-vamp some of the sections to add a dimension of professionalism and to develop the launchpad for … Continue reading Blog Update – New sections and content
Romans 8:2828 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.Genesis 1:3131 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. Over the last few weeks there has been a transformative shift in my consciousness. I would say this is due, largely … Continue reading And it was Good
Metanoia is a Greek word that translates to "Change of Mind", used many times in the New Testament. Thought to translate as "repentance", though not as a practice fueled by guilt or shame, but literally to "change our direction". As many of you who follow my blog know, I have been transitioning through a very … Continue reading Embracing Metanoia
This morning I awoke feeling more motivated then I have been recently. The evening prior I was online doing some research of local churches, to get an idea of what type of service and beliefs were offered. I came upon The Tobermory United Church The website described the church with language that resonated with me. … Continue reading Take me to Church
As it has become apparent to anyone who has read my last blog post, the old pattern of my life has changed completely. I am reminded of a book written by Neale Donald Walsch called, “When everything Changes; Change Everything”. Though I didn’t read that book in its entirety, the title alone makes clear the … Continue reading Turning to God
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc6SSHuZvQE As a first installment to the Emergent Christian Lexicon blog series, I was guided to take inspiration from one of my favorite worship songs, Reckless Love, and take a look at some of the lyrics which I feel can be understood from varying points of view. Once you give the song a first listen … Continue reading God’s Reckless [Emergent] Love
Over the last couple of years, I have grown to appreciate and even adore Christian Worship music. It was not a genre of music I have ever liked, even when my comfort level of Christianity began to increase. I experienced the language of mainstream Christianity through a conditioned lens, not yet transformed enough to re-work … Continue reading The Emergent Christian Lexicon