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
I'm exploring Viking Christianity at the moment. If you have any photos or articles you'd recommend, I'd appreciate you leaving a comment and/or source URL.
Have you ever encountered vampire Christianity? Dallas Willard suggests vampire Christianity is saying to Jesus, "I'd like a little of your blood, please. But I don't care to be your student or have your character."
Dan Danforth's comments have got me thinking about Ken Wilber's "all level, all quadrant" view of human consciousness and behaviour. And although I don't agree with Ken Wilbur on everything, and would assert that his "four quadrants" doesn't mesh with Plato's "the good, the beautiful and the true" nearly as cleanly as he suggests, nevertheless … Continue reading Ken Wilber inspired musings
It surprises me sometimes, that people are quite happy to listen to Buddhists speak of ahimsa, but get quite agitated when Christians speak of nonviolence. I’m not sure what it is, whether it’s the exotic unfamiliarity of Buddhism in contrast to the assumed familiarity of Christianity, or the fact that Buddhists are less numerous and … Continue reading Ahimsa, Christian style
I thought it was time to revisit why I named this blog Glocal Christianity. I am sure many of you wonder what the heck I mean by 'glocal' and what that has to do with my style of Christianity, so here goes. Glocalization The word 'glocalization' is a portmanteau of the words 'glocal' and 'local'. … Continue reading What is glocal Christianity?
Just when you'd thought Jesus junk could get no worse, along comes ... wait for it ... Episcopal Priest Barbie. I think I'm gonna slit my wrists now. And the piece de resistance? You can friend her on Facebook! Despite my better judgement I find myself pining for the Spanish Inquisition at this point. You … Continue reading Oh for God’s sake! Episcopal Priest Barbie?