“Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.” G.K. Chesterton
Jesus as seen in the Gospels is radically different than what most of us have experienced in church. He is inclusive, politically progressive, radical, compassionate, and a hell of a lot of fun to be around. Unfortunately, organized religion has tamed Jesus into a milk toast killjoy or a misogynistic, homophobic, hard-hearted neanderthal or a blissed-out, heavenly-joy pollyanna that is of no earthly good.
What if there were other alternatives?
- What if our experience of Jesus could actually light up our synapses, help us understand our own lived experience, and open our hearts to each other, to nature and the sacred?
- What if Christianity could actually be relevant to what we experience in life today and transform us into people who behave more like Jesus?
- What if what we believe was never the point but rather how we live?
- What if what we read in the Bible is not itself the endpoint but a symbol pointing to the Mystery behind all that exists?
- What if the wisdom of other traditions could revitalize Christianity? For instance, can we read the parables of Jesus much like Buddhist koans that have no answer but the very contemplation of which shakes us free from habitual ways of thinking?
- What if the way of Christ is actually a wisdom path in which the ego’s stories die, and we rise to a new consciousness here and now.
- What if “Jesus Christ” became our symbol and way of expressing that we are both human and divine?
- What if the way of Jesus could evolve us into humans who are both heavenly-minded and earthly-good?
These are just a few of the questions we will explore in the Christianity Reboot gatherings. Our meetings will feature though-provoking discussion, music, Scripture study from a mystical yet ultimately practical perspective, centering prayer and lots of laughter. Come experience Jesus Christ in community as you always wished you could.
If you are interested in this group, please contact me so that I can notify you when we start to meet.