For the better part of the past decade, Presence has placed our enduring work in transformative biblical studies in dialogue with Integral Theory, an exciting new field of meta-theory, interpretation, and practice. Pioneering thinkers like Ken Wilber, Steve McIntosh, and Don Beck have been asking important questions: Who are we? How do we grow? How inclusive … Continue reading Meeting Ken Wilber: Match of the Titans
Conversations between old friends can often open up new vistas of remembrance and reflection. What happens when the old friends happen to be the President of Presence International and the founder of Homebrewed Christianity? And the rest of us get to listen in on the conversation? Well, the results can be magical. Join Doug and Tripp for this … Continue reading The Secret Origins of Presence: Tripp Fuller Interviews Doug King for Homebrewed Christianity!
In examining the timing of the ‘second coming’ of Jesus, we can find prophecy in four different sections of Scripture: First, Jesus’ second coming in Old Testament prophecy; Second, in the Gospels; Third, in the Epistles of the New Testament; and Fourth, in the book of Revelation. Where time statements are involved in prophecy, they must be … Continue reading An Introduction to Fourfold Prophecy – Max King
What is Spiral Dynamics? How can grasping the ‘stages and pages’ different people are on help us in life, spirituality, and understanding the Bible? Doug King appears on the Newsworthy with Norsworthy Podcast to discuss this with pastor Luke Norsworthy. Tune in here:
In a world inevitably going global and multicultural, what becomes of religion and spirituality? What becomes of activism toward real global change? Presence is proud to co-present The Convergence, a 13-episode mini-series available on the Voice America Radio Network. In The Convergence, global Interspiritual pioneer and scientist Dr. Kurt Johnson joins interfaith leaders Ben Bowler … Continue reading Presence Presents: The Convergence (with Cynthia Bourgeault, Fr. Thomas Keating, Angie Thurston, Brian McLaren, Deepak Chopra & more…)
The Biblical narrative gives us a rich resource to explore the inner and outer development of community across more than a millennium, with powerful suggestions of where we can go. The Narrative records centuries of evolutionary development from the Law to the Prophets to Jesus of Nazareth. The Hebrew Temple and Tabernacle are historical examples … Continue reading Temples or Tabernacles: Where Will We Dwell? – Doug King
In this section we look at “the second coming” phenomenon itself. Just what did Jesus mean when he spoke of his return? Old Testament prophecy made no distinction between a “first” and “second” coming. The time of the Messiah – whatever details that time may have involved – was to bring about the change of the … Continue reading The “Second Coming” of Jesus – What Is It?
Who or what is the ‘antichrist,’ anyway? And how many were there? John’s reference to antichrists (1 John 2:18 – see last post) is further support for our understanding of “world” as the Old Covenant system. The word “antichrist” carries the idea of rivalry with Christ, as well as opposition to Christ. According to Jesus … Continue reading Antichrists Then: The Last Days that Used to Be
But the children struggled together within Rebekah; and she said, ‘If it is so, why then I am this way?’ So she went to inquire of the Lord. – Genesis 25:22 In my previous reflection I argued that God alone is the true pray-er and that this “ground step” (i.e. before the first step) of spirituality … Continue reading Presence Prayer Part 2: Prayer of Inquiry – by Chris Dierkes
Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour (1 John 2:18). What did John mean by the expression “it is the last hour”? The “last hour” speaks of the nearness of … Continue reading John’s ‘Last Hour’ – When Was It?