Tag: universalism

Staying Connected to Love…

In the last few posts (and many more) I’ve talked about “experiencing” what we know conceptually.  In our innermost being, our true self, we are the divine and have the wisdom of the divine.  This wisdom or divine knowing, bubbles up from deep within.  Then we experience what we “know” to “know what we know.” …

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Our Center is Love

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the “Giant Baby.”  You should check it out if you haven’t.  It is a picture of our humanity, our origins, who we really are as one.  In this post I’d like to share another picture. Have you seen one of these Russian nested dolls? I think…

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The Giant Baby

Sometimes pictures help us understand a difficult concept. There is an American idiom “a picture is worth a thousand words.” This phrase was coined in the early 20th century by newspaper editors suggesting that advertising with pictures would convey more than just words. It actually isn’t a Chinese proverb or some Confucius saying. (A point…

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Call me crazy

I saw an image, a picture really, or maybe it was a video in my head.  What I saw was Adam, inanimate Adam, the dirt man lying in the arms of God.  This Adam was lifeless but looked like Adam.  Arguably the whole Garden story is a poem and very metaphorical but hang with me…

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What Now? – becoming love

1Co 12:26 If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together. (ESVST) I wasn’t a popular kid in school. I didn’t have a bunch of friends and at times none at all. When I did have a friend, especially a girlfriend, I was clingy and possessive and annoying. When you…

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Inside out

John 14:20 In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. In the last few posts I’ve tried to reveal our upside down thinking.  In our fallen way of thinking we perceive a g.o.d. that is not the Abba that Jesus reveals.  Nobody knew…

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Progressive Revelation

In the last post I celebrated 2 years of Alancetotheheart.  It has been a fun ride of progressive revelation.  I have found some themes and concepts have persisted over the two years but the backdrop of theology has obviously changed.  I like to find those threads and see how they have morphed as my mind has…

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Mess Makers – The great I am NOT

In “Undeniable Incarnate Inclusion” I tried to capture just a glimpse of what the incarnation means to us.  That is actually a funny way of putting since the incarnation means everything to us.  There is a definitive before and after.  We are in the definitive “after.”  We are one with Jesus.  We are included in…

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Mess Makers – Unbelief

What has always been at the root of the demise of mankind is our fallen image of God. The knowledge of good and evil made us so self-aware and self-centered that we couldn’t look past our shame to embrace the beauty and love of God. Our obsession with self had created a void of identity. Our…

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The Weaver’s Table

There is a poem that was made popular by  Corrie Ten Boom called “Life is but a Weaving” (the Tapestry Poem).  In this poem God is the great weaver of the tapestry of our lives.  I heard a variation on that “theme” by C. Baxter Kruger.  He was relating a story of a Grandfather who…

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