Temples or Tabernacles: Where Will We Dwell? – Doug King

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

Spiral Dynamics and the Biblical Narrative

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.

Archaic Adam: The Beginning of Spiritual Consciousness

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

Spiral Dynamics and The Biblical Narrative – Part III

If the great eschatological promises about the end of an age (and beginning of another) were fulfilled within a generation of Jesus’ life and ministry, why did hardly anyone in the first century seem to see it that way? Did Jesus come to displace one religion with another? Why does progress seem to be so … Continue reading Spiral Dynamics and The Biblical Narrative – Part III

Spiral Dynamics and The Biblical Narrative – Part II

Are we stuck in a moment? In Part Two of our exploration of Spiral Dynamics and the Biblical narrative, Doug King looks at how the Blue (Traditional) meme has served us well in the age of religious particularism – and why we just might be beyond its expiration date. Let us know what you think … Continue reading Spiral Dynamics and The Biblical Narrative – Part II

Spiral Dynamics and the Biblical Narrative – Part 1

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

The Hidden Cultures within Communities: Tier 2 – the Being Codes – Bruce Sanguin

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

The Hidden Cultures within Communities: The Disqualification Game of Tier 1- Bruce Sanguin

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

The Hidden Cultures within Communities: An Introduction to Spiral Dynamics – Bruce Sanguin

For now I know only in part; then I will know fully… 1 Corinthians 13:12 What I am proposing is that the psychology of the mature human being is an unfolding, emergent, oscillating, spiraling process, marked by progressive subordination of old, lower-order behavior systems to new, higher-order systems as man’s existential problems change. Dr. Clare … Continue reading The Hidden Cultures within Communities: An Introduction to Spiral Dynamics – Bruce Sanguin