The Writing Has Begun

A Vast Wavy Universe

The writing has begun — or I should say, loose paragraphs — and coming together. I’ve been posting “feeler pieces” here and there (such as what posted in the Open & Relational Theology Group) looking for, and receiving feed-back.

As I ponder and research, I can’t get away from notion that the Incarnation is the essential act of God as love. It is God entering into the material world. Playing with this idea, and drawing from Celtic Christianity, Quantum Physics, your Open and Relational Theology, and scripture, the trust of whatever I write is going to center around the Incarnation and what God is, rather than what God is not.

The incarnation (the prime mover of early Celtic Christianity), I believe, sets the world stage for God as Love. Love, not as an attribute, but fully God. God is nothing more and nothing less, than pure LOVE. If there is an attribute in this, it is that this pure Love is a “burning love” for the universe.

This burning, ever-evolving love is the holy rhythm that flows through the hours of the day and the ever-evolving “hours” of the universe. It is the holy rhythm found in the liturgical calendar and ritual. It is the holy rhythm sung by the lunar and solar cycles — the sound of the universe. It is the cosmic song found in primordial myths of creation (especially in the Celtic, and certainly in the Rabbinic tradition).

As I put this all together, I find that I am writing primarily for those who have deconstructed their faith, but have no idea what comes next. Far too many flounder and drift away. I think my focus offers these folk an appealing, Christ-centric alternative to traditional Christianity. I believe also, that thinking Incarnation offers an entirely new way to be the worshiping church, a church interacting in a way that en-tunes the material universe with the divine cosmos.

I suspect, as you read this, you sense hints of Teilhard de Chardin, Ilia Delio, John Scotus Eriugena, among others, in the context. They’re real, they are inspiring the flow of my thinking. Still very rough, and a long way to go.

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