Posts Tagged: Christianity

A Basic Christian Universalist Theology

A Basic Christian Universalist Theology

I’ve been doing some rereading from the “fathers” of Christian Universalism and have been thinking about what I believe as a Christian Universalist with feet in both Presbyterianism and Celtic Christianity. What follows is a rough draft of where my thinking is moving. As I wrote these thoughts down I realized that each could be… Read more

Guest Post: “Alt Jesus” – Harmon Locke

Guest Post: “Alt Jesus” – Harmon Locke

“Alt Jesus” by Harmon Locke No more money, no more friends, came up too quick, got the bends. Empty house, and windows smashed, Please tell me that I am, no trash. Jesus is watching and Santa Claus, And India is full of holy cows. Nature wants you back again, We are all from this earth… Read more

The Celebration of Creation

The Celebration of Creation

“Our God is the God of Heaven and Earth, of sea and river, of sun and moon and stars, of the lofty mountain and the lowly valley.”1 These words of St. Patrick are the epitome of the Celtic Christian’s holy embrace of nature. They speak of their sense of ecology. Everywhere one goes, even today,… Read more

Sponged Out, Erased

Sponged Out, Erased

Are you willing to be sponged out, erased, canceled, made nothing? Are you willing to be made nothing? dipped into oblivion? If not, you will never really change. – D. H Lawrence   Erased, canceled, made nothing, dipped into oblivion… This is what living in the Borderlands is all about. The Borderlands is that gray… Read more

Thank God for the Old

Thank God for the Old

What a tragic sense of loss For a friend held dear. Yet… A sense of excitement— Expectation! I’ve had to leave the old behind The old theologies. Forging ahead… A new theology, sharp— Cutting! Thank God for the old, It brought me this far, And… Laid the groundwork For the new. Frank A. Mills, ©… Read more

A Divine Family

A Divine Family

According to Caesar and others the name of the Celtic god was Dis. Dis like Chronos ate his young, but unlike Chronos, who does so to keep his power, Dis eats them when they are maimed and spits them back out whole. (The use of cauldrons in Celtic lore is symbolic of this.) Although often… Read more

Tastings

Tastings

I have tasted the tears of poverty, and I have tasted the bile of my stomach. I have tasted the street and her captured folk, I have tasted alienation and disenfranchisement. I have tasted unemployment, and I have tasted an uncompassionate system by the numbers. I have tasted employment and her slavery, I have tasted… Read more

The Creative Melody

The Creative Melody

To the Greeks words were but containers of meaning, but Ancient Celtic myth tells of how the Great High God sang the created world into existence with but the breath of a word. Some myths such as the Babylonian Ennuma elish saw creation as the outcome of battle between the forces of good and evil,… Read more

Oran Mór: The Primordial Celtic Myth

Oran Mór: The Primordial Celtic Myth

Oran Mór Quiet— Eternal Quiet. Not even the sound of the restless, stirring, dark waters could be heard. Then, a great spiraling strain of Melody moved across the endless waters. Subdued at first, then quickly gathering momentum until it reached a great crescendo. And, then, there was Life! But the Melody did not stop. It… Read more

Pilgrimage as Prayer

Pilgrimage as Prayer

I on my path, O God, Thou God in my steps, Bless to me, O God, The earth beneath my foot. Bless to me, O God, The path wherever I go. (Carmina Gadelica, III) The idea of pilgrimage as prayer permeates many spiritual traditions, yet is a concept that is frequently overlooked in works on… Read more