“It is almost like there is a concerted effort
To destroy our communication
By someone who understands our weakness
Better than we do ourselves!”
A friend of ours has disappeared
Along with our greatest treasure
The good news is that we know where
The bad news is that it’s at the bottom of the ocean
We are standing in a long line
Outside, waiting to exchange money
Everyone else seems poor laborers
Reminds me of the lines
When we were applying
For my wife’s green card Continue reading
A group of us
Decided to learn sword fighting
Mostly on a whim
That made a couple of us
Take it more seriously Continue reading
Escaping conflicted comfort…
It is natural
To seek comfort In the arms of Adam
On the familiar patterns And role models of culture Continue reading
We are passengers on a
Or maybe we knew someone who was
Or maybe we are just pretending. Continue reading
Thank you to everyone who registered for the “Discipling By Jesus” workshop. We look forward to starting this 7-week journey with you and Jesus at two sessions: 7pm PST Thursday or 10:30 AM PST Friday.
Here’s a few things you should know:
This week on urgent The Great Reset the Biastes* (and Biasta) try the “ Critical Community Protocol” to address an local problem, which might also solve an important global problem.
Question: What would it take to focus the whole Body of Christ on fulfilling His Commission and Commandments, by prioritizing the discipling of all peoples into loving as Jesus does? Perspective: A decentralized network of self-replicating Christ-Centered Chat Circles Continue reading
This coming Tuesday, August 18th (1pm PDT), the Biastes (and our new Biasta Janet) reflect on Season 3 as we discuss a concrete proposal for how to practice co-discipleship in Season 4.
Question: What in God’s name are we trying to do here? Perspective
Bring a greater experience of Heaven to all Creation, as we Publicly prototype, model & describe co-constructing networked communities of practice, where we Together find, refine & fulfill each member’s God-given calling, to Keep growing us all closer to Jesus; in love, likeness & living. Continue reading
Bringing Heaven to Earth. One Cross at a Time.
[Update: see my background thinking in Draft 2]
Christianity Beyond is a movement of ordinary people who are learning how to make the same kind of extraordinary impact as the Jesus they love. We honor all the ways people have sought to follow Jesus in the past and present, but dare to go beyond that in order to demonstrate to a watching world just how good and worthy Jesus is.
Faith: Wise Risk
It would be wonderful if everyone knew how to find real happiness, glory, and relationships by believing in the same God Jesus did.
However, believing in God is not learning a
fact, such as:
2 + 2 = 4
Grass is green
I prefer berry pie to chocolate cake
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” – Romans 1:16
I want to be a Whole Christian.
I want to love the Lord my God with all my heart, all my soul, all my mind, and all my strength, and be part of a worshipping community with others who do.
I want to love my brothers and sisters the way Christ loves me,
my neighbor as myself,
and my enemies.
Especially my enemies. For I have discovered that I only see the log in my own eye
after I find grace for the speck in someone else’s.