End of the Age

Jul 15, 2012 by

End of the Age and Good news of the kingdom There are two key phrases about the end times in Mark‘s gospel which unlock its meaning. The ‘end of the age,’ and the ‘good news of the kingdom.’ When he (Jesus) was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, … what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3) And this good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the world, as a testimony to all the nations; and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14) The end of the age or era was mistranslated as the end of the world  in the King James Version of the bible. Literally, it means the completion of the age....

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Evolutionary Love

Jul 11, 2012 by

Evolutionary Love – Lower to higher self Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you want to come with me, you must forget yourself, carry your cross, and follow me. For if you want to save your own life, you will lose it; but if you lose your life for my sake, you will find it.” (Matthew 16:24-25) What’s wrong with the world? Many would say the problem lies in power, greed, and control. Changes are afoot in the world. People are more aware of other ways of living, and are increasingly frustrated when power, greed and control are misused in leadership. In the Arab world, we have seen Arab Spring, a move to freedom from the tyranny and control by leaders enforcing their will on the people. We see this tendency towards...

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Blue Sky God

Jun 1, 2012 by

Blue Sky God interprets some new scientific theories with blue sky thinking to bring radical insights into God, Jesus and humanity, drawing also on some deep wells from the past in the writings of the early Christians. In an accessible style, it looks at science research and theories in areas such as quantum physics and consciousness, epigenetics, morphic resonance and the zero point field. From there, seeing God as the compassionate consciousness at the ground of being, it draws together strands to do with unitive consciousness and the Wisdom way of the heart. Throughout, it seeks to encourage an evolution in understanding of the Christian message by reinterpreting much of the theological language and meaning that has become ‘orthodoxy’ in the West. In doing so, it challenges many of the standard assumptions of Western Christianity. It outlines a spiritual path that includes elements in all the...

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Wisdom

May 31, 2012 by

Wisdom is  not a curriculum, a philosophy, a metaphysical system, or a set of esoteric ideas.  It is an underground stream running through all the great spiritual traditions,  not exclusively identified with any of them, and it can wear the theological and devotional garb of all of them. Wisdom fundamentally describes a higher level of human consciousness characterized by a supple and alert awareness, compassionate intelligence, a substantial reduction in the  “internal dialogue,” and the capacity to engage reality directly, without the superimposition of mental constructs and categories. It is the original Integral Knowing. Wisdom is not about knowing more, but about knowing deeper, with more of you participating.  It is fundamentally accessed through spiritual practice. In the Christian path, wisdom has largely been contained in mystical and esoteric streams, but is emerging again...

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Christian Meditation

Sep 15, 2010 by

Some people hear the word meditation and immediately think of eastern practices, Buddhism, Transcendental Meditation, etc.. But there is a Christian form of meditative prayer. One way of thinking of God’s presence is as a river of life deep within – a river of God’s flowing compassion.We are sustained in being by the love of God, flowing through the universe, and through our own depths.The question then becomes – If God dwells in us, if there is this river of God’s love deep within, the question then is “how can we take a dip in the river?” And one of the answers is through meditation, or contemplative prayer, or centering prayer as it is sometimes known. This has been a submerged tradition within the church, but one that goes back right to its beginnings....

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Divine reality is within

Sep 15, 2010 by

Divine reality within We are alive. That is our experience. We know we are alive. The reality is that there is a power of aliveness that emerges from… we know not quite where. We could say it comes from somewhere “above.” But where from? We know what is above us – the planets, the sun and then nothing much for a long, long way, then more suns, then our galaxy, then more galaxies, billions of them, and so on. Or we could say that the power of aliveness, that breath of life, comes from within. But if you operated on me, I don’t know that you’d find it. You wouldn’t be able to isolate the bit that makes me alive, and yet through us and through all creation there is a universal power at...

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