the z-theory and Santa Claus

(*** spoiler alert…) I think I can safely assume that as children we all believed in a Santa Claus who lived at the North Pole and delivered gifts to good people on Christmas Day faithfully every year. And then we got the news that Santa Claus isn’t a real person.…

the z-theory in one page

In 2009 I had a dream that relieved my theological anxiety and brought peace: “There is a huge waterfall. Oceans of water pour over the rim of the cliff. The water tumbles down and explodes at the bottom. The deluge spreads over the land covering and consuming everything.” “There is…

z-theory #22: categories

I want to further develop the z-theory (<– click there to read about it). I remind you of the waterfalls dream that initiated this whole process for me. The top of the falls is beyond our vision. It is the Mystery, the Wholly Other. Then there is the actual falls.…

z-theory, spirit & unity

I’ve had several requests for me to write a book on my z-theory (click on “z-theory” and it will take you to most of my posts on the idea). I’m spending a great deal of time thinking about it and cautiously beginning to put stuff down. I am hoping it…

Z-theory #21: church

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about church. And I’ve been thinking a lot about the Z-theory. Someone just reminded me of it again this morning. The two are related. (I remind you that the Z-theory is based on a dream I had of a waterfall.) The top is the…

Z-Theory #20: Apostles’ Creed

I want to take a moment to examine the Z-theory’s relationship to the Apostles’ Creed. Of course this is not comprehensive. This is a verbal sketch. We can see along the top: I believe in God. It expands upon what this means: the Father (compassion, love, concern, care); Almighty (the…

z-theory #19: otherness

This is installment 19 of the z-theory. If you want to read more, just type “z theory” in the search box at the top of this nakedpastor site and it will give you all the previous entries. Again, I am only thinking out loud, exploring and trying my poor best…