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!
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
Train up a child in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6 This one passage from the book of Proverbs, that book of wisdom and poetry, has – in my opinion and experience – instilled more angst and feelings of defeat than any other verse in the entire … Continue reading Train Up a Child – Denée King
Our world is being rocked by tragic instances of dehumanizing violence on the one hand, and stunning examples of kindness and courage on the other. How to do we dissolve the former in the love of the latter? This is what Dr. David Sloan Wilson, an acclaimed biologist, explores in his latest book, Does Altruism Exist?: Culture, Genes, … Continue reading Does Altruism Exist? Doug King & Co. on the Power of Intentional Evolution
Theology, we have a problem. Like a slow-ticking time-bomb, this problem has been laying dormant in the sub-structure of theological thinking for millennia, threatening to shake it at its foundations. Often under the radar, this problem began ticking ‘louder’ about 100 years ago, perplexing some of the 20th century’s greatest minds, including theologian and humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, … Continue reading Integral Theology and the Problem of Time – Max King
The legacy of religion continues to represent a history of division. As Einstein said, problems cannot be solved at the levels in which they are created, so a fresh search has begun for new vistas from which to see our dilemmas – and solutions – afresh. Spiral Dynamics promises to be one such breakthrough vantage point.
Introduction to Integral Theology Part II Archaic Adam: The Beginning of Spiritual Consciousness The initial awakening of spiritual consciousness appears at the Archaic Level in Spiral Dynamics. It represents humanity’s beginning. The introduction of Genesis tells the creation of the physiosphere and biosphere in a mythological story context applicable to the early audiences. This new … Continue reading Archaic Adam: The Beginning of Spiritual Consciousness