I find the biggest difference with deeper greener styles of Christianity is their post-anthropocentrism. That is, they are not so human centred. Instead of limiting their spiritual focus to the relationship of God to humanity, or even more myopically, of God to the individual, a more expansive awareness is embraced. So not only is the relationship of God to the human considered but so … Continue reading Beyond human-centred faith
Since this Christian Druid path I’m on sparked some interest for some I thought I’d compile a list of resources I have found useful on my journey so far. It’s strictly a personal take on it and far from comprehensive but hopefully it will give you a taste of it. As you’ll see it involves … Continue reading Christian Druid Resources
In case any of you are wondering how I reconcile Christian monotheism with Pagan polytheism, here's a brief if somewhat incomplete explanation of how I understand deity. In essence, I differentiate between an uncreated One, who is the source of all life, and many created ones, who influence life in all its many aspects. Whether these created … Continue reading Christian monotheism and Pagan polytheism: Can they be reconciled?
Is the One who created everything Comparable to anything, above or below? If we craft an image If we voice a name Are we not seeking to limit the limitless?
It is common enough for Christians to observe that Christ is the key to understanding the Creator. For the witness of the scriptures is that Jesus is "the radiance of God’s glory" and "the exact representation of his being" and "in very nature God" and that "God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him". How … Continue reading The mysteries above and the mysteries below
God is always ready, but we are very unready; God is near to us, but we are far from Him; God is within, but we are without; God is at home, but we are strangers. By Meister Eckhart
A number of sociologists have observed that people's political views, consciously or otherwise, often tend to mirror the parenting styles that they consider normal or positive. I have observed this is often also true of religious views. On the one hand, many view God as strict and authoritarian, as having a lot to say about law … Continue reading Parenting Styles and Religious Beliefs