What do The Onion, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show and The Nightly Show have in common? We seem to trust them more than our sanctioned network news sources. In our era, our truth-tellers are the tricksters, jesters, satirists and stand-up comics. With this in mind, check out the following debate discussion story-sharing between an atheist comedian and a … Continue reading “I love the guy, but a lot of the fan club really freaks me out” – Comedians on Atheism and Belief
Is your Bible dusty? Have you been on a journey of growth, but aren’t sure how to reconcile your life with the Scriptural narrative you grew up with? In this first of several videos, Doug King introduces a developmental reading of the biblical narrative, in a way that doesn’t shy away from either Scripture’s content or our … Continue reading Spiral Dynamics and the Biblical Narrative – Part 1
That’s right – an old-school comparison chart, right here! For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (John. 1:17). In this next cycle of blogging through “Eschatology 101” we examine these words of John about Christ, their meaning, and what impact they have on our study of prophecy. … Continue reading Shadows and Reality
A Last Eve in the New Heaven and New Earth – JoAnne Gerety Images in the biblical narrative are special phenomena. Exploring these images can reveal heavenly assets and a helpful way to envision the completed work of Jesus Christ. I have been meditating on the narrative of Genesis in particular: God plants a garden … Continue reading The Last Eve
How can the biblical narrative be a source of our growth, change – even evolution? Doug King of Presence speaks with Kurt Johnson in New York City, exploring the genesis of spirituality, love, developmental stages, and awareness of God in the arc of the biblical story.
The Scream by Edvard Munch, 1893 These days, bombastic authors and television personalities have created an entire cottage industry out of obscuring clarity and making the clear muddy when it comes to biblical prophecy. The result is imported funding from their devoted followers, exported fear that creates a buffer zone around their island kingdoms, and an … Continue reading The Method to Overcoming Prophecy Madness
In our exploration of Spiral Dynamics so far, we’ve looked at cultural stages of development and the games they play. But this isn’t the end of the story. Clare Graves‘ research turned up another scale of values that surprised him. In fact, it was so different that he called it Tier 2. In his research, he came … Continue reading The Hidden Cultures within Communities: Tier 2 – the Being Codes – Bruce Sanguin
Deport ‘em. In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo and kosher store murders by Islamists in France, this remark didn’t surprise. But deport whom – all tens of millions Arabic and other Muslims living in western nations, no matter how law abiding, born in-country or long ago naturalized? What about non-Muslim/non-Arab spouses and mixed-race children? … Continue reading Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ali.
To make sense of biblical prophecy, we must clarify our terms. There are four terms that are used throughout this series this year, and we can understand them in two pairs of contrasts. The first pair is figurative vs. literal. This has to do with the kind of language used. The language used to describe … Continue reading Understanding Bible Prophecy: The Stunning Simplicity of Prophetic Language
Clare Graves saw the levels we talked about last post (Beige to Green) as belonging to a Tier One set of values. They are each, in their own way, focused on their own survival and their own value system as the only legitimate one. The writer of Colossians encourages his followers not to let themselves … Continue reading The Hidden Cultures within Communities: The Disqualification Game of Tier 1- Bruce Sanguin