Category: Christian Studies
Radical Christ 28 – Good Friday Recipe: Roast leg of Scapegoat
The Church was trying to make sense of Jesus’ unfair death and rationalised it back to animal sacrifice which was the religious forgiveness ritual then.
The Radical Christ 27 – The Decolonial King
Inky Pinky Ponky Jesus rode a Donkey….
Radical Christ 18 – “Strolling through Storms”
Jesus walking on water, and then inviting Peter to join him on the stormy surface of Lake Gallilee makes our Western minds reel with incredulity. This story cannot be taken literally. Humans cannot walk on liquid water.So as with all deep truths, we need to investigate the narrative as myth. Myths are those true stories…
Radical Christ 17 – Compassion Takes Guts
Ram Dass spoke eloquently of developing a spiritual practice that enables you to keep your heart open in hell. Mahayana Buddhists have the notion of Bodhisattvas, enlightened being who after countless rebirths are ready to enter into the bliss of Nirvana, but who vow not to cross over until they have assisted all sentient beings,…
Radical Christ 15 – Follow me – with YOUR Cross
The Cross as a symbol has become unanimous with the Christian Church. In this video Peter explores the cross not as a Christian Brand mark or even as a Colonial Crusading Emblem, but rather as a integrative symbol of psychological healing. The cross is not intended to be expanded as a symbol of global dominance,…
Radical Christ – 14 INTEGRATION Practice – “Self-enquiry”
Accompanying the Radical Christ Journey – Peter offers a series of Integration Practices to help move Information, through integration, to personal transformation.In the first practice we travel to India and the little town of Tiruvanamallaihttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiruvannamalaithe home of Ramana Maharshi who taught the Advaita method of “Self Enquiry”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-enquiry_(Ramana_Maharshi) Simply investigating “Who am I?” can bring us…
Radical Christ – The Only Commandment
“Love God and Love your neighbour” is for Jews and Christians the Greatest Commandment.This Video Explores the Radical New Ethic proposed by Erich Neumann in his Book Depth Psychology and the New Ethic. (1990)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erich_Neumann_(psychologist) Using ancient Rabinnic Midrash methods in Hebrew Translations Neumann came up with an amazing insight into what neighbour can also be…
Radical Christ – Saviours and Scapegoats
Early on in the narrative of Jesus’ ministry, the crowd want to make him King. Both occasions are after he has miraculously fed them (John 6:12-15) and extravagantly made wine from water. (John 2:23-25). In a publicist’s nightmare, on both occasions Jesus withdraws from the projection and idolization, “because he knew what was in people’s…
The Radical Christ – The Parables of Jesus and Life
The Parables were stories Jesus told about God. Could the Gospels be Parables the Church told about Jesus? Dominic Crossan thinks so.What if all our lives are parables we are telling the world and ourselves about LIFE?What is the parable that you are living? Podcast of this episode
The Radical Christ 4- Pivotal Life Stages for Jesus and for Us
Jesus as the proto-typical (arche-typal) human life has in the stages of his life the experience and the cure for every human condition.