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This Blog is named after an ancient gnoseological riddle which hints hidden, disseminated, omnipresent wisdom.
I invite you to search, listen and observe with me for "the word of tree, whisper of stone, and humming together of the abyss and stars."

2018/05/09

Reclaiming Conversion

When I say Conversion in the church setting you probably imagine
a) Joining or changing an established religion.
b) Melodramatic, often histrionic public testimonials among fundamentalists.
c) Conversion therapy - a discredited evangelical practice of “unlearning” sexual orientation.

A true Biblical concept of conversion cannot be further from this farcical mockery. 
i) The Hebrew word for conversion and repentance is תְשׁוּבָה TESHUVAH and it simply means “return”. Return and, discovery or reestablishment of genuine, meaningful relationships with other people and with God.
ii) And Greek word is
μετάνοια METANOIA, it is often translated as “change of mind”. It actually means even more - finding a deeper/true meaning which lies above and beyond.
 
    This Sunday, with the help of a story of one great spiritual person of the 20th century, we will seek an alternative, deeply spiritual and thoughtful conversion with the hope of reclaiming conversion for ourselves as progressive liberal Christians.



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