The Mediation of Jesus Christ –by C. Baxter Kruger, Ph.D.


Union or Separation? It is an important question. Many of us, maybe most of us, started with separation from God because the Western Church has preached separation for so long we didn’t even realize there was an alternative way of looking at things. But, once you take off the glasses of separation and put on the glasses of Union, Oh My! How everything changes. Dr. C. Baxter Kruger has been making this point for over 30 years. His new essay “The Mediation of Jesus Christ” is the result of a life-time of study, preaching, discussion and living life from the vantage point of union. Union of the Father, Son and Spirit, union of Jesus with all humanity, indeed, union with all creation.  You may download it and send it to friends or provide them with the link to read it for themselves.

Source: The Mediation of Jesus Christ – Perichoresis

Backup was denied, former Capitol Police chief says | The Seattle Times


An army of 8,000 pro-Trump demonstrators streamed down Pennsylvania Avenue after hearing Trump speak near the White House. Sund’s outer perimeter on the Capitol’s west side was breached within 15 minutes. With 1,400 Capitol Police officers on duty, his forces were quickly overrun.“If we would have had the National Guard we could have held them at bay longer, until more officers from our partner agencies could arrive,” he said.

Source: Backup was denied, former Capitol Police chief says | The Seattle Times

Mind-Bending Quantum Experiment Puts 2,000 Atoms in Two Places at the Same Time | Live Science


Giant molecules can be in two places at once, thanks to quantum physics. That’s something that scientists have long known is theoretically true based on a few facts: Every particle or group of particles in the universe is also a wave — even large particles, even bacteria, even human beings, even planets and stars. And waves occupy multiple places in space at once. So any chunk of matter can also occupy two places at once. Physicists call this phenomenon “quantum superposition,” and for decades, they have demonstrated it using small particles. But in recent years, physicists have scaled up their experiments, demonstrating quantum superposition using larger and larger particles. Now, in a paper published Sept. 23 in the journal Nature Physics, an international team of researchers has caused molecule made up of up to 2,000 atoms to occupy two places at the same time.

Source: Mind-Bending Quantum Experiment Puts 2,000 Atoms in Two Places at the Same Time | Live Science

Anglo-Saxon cross buried for 1,000 years seen in stunning detail for the first time – CNN Style


The intricate decoration of an ancient Anglo-Saxon silver cross buried for more than a millennium has been revealed for the first time, adding greater detail to one of Britain’s most remarkable archaeological finds.The cross was found as part of the Galloway Hoard, a trove of treasures discovered by a metal detectorist in a field in western Scotland in 2014.The cross, decorated using black niello and gold-leaf, features engravings depicting each of the writers of the Gospels. The Galloway Hoard is regarded as one of the richest and most significant finds of Viking objects ever found in the United Kingdom. Alongside the cross, there were rare silver bracelets and brooches, a gold ring and a bird-shaped gold pin.

Source: Anglo-Saxon cross buried for 1,000 years seen in stunning detail for the first time – CNN Style

Postcards From Babylon – Live Online movie event January 20, 2021


Get tickets for the online premiere of Postcards from Babylon: The Church in American Exile – streaming live January 21st at 7:00 p.m (all time zones).Filmmakers David and Kathi Peters will welcome you live before the showing, and following the showing a panel composed of many of those interviewed for the documentary will delve further into its themes. Postcards From Babylon is a documentary featuring author and pastor Brian Zahnd as he investigates possibly the most important question for the church in North America today, a church often characterized by Christian Nationalism: How does the church stay faithful to the beautiful way of Jesus while situated in one of the most divisive political climates in our nation’s history?

Source: Postcards From Babylon – Live Online movie event January 20, 2021

Evangelicals protest Serpent Mound, tell Native Americans: “This land will be taken in the name of Jesus” | ColumbusFreePress.com


A fundamentalist Christian church from Hebron (Ohio) with a history of stirring up trouble and worshiping Trump converged on Serpent Mound over the weekend to protest its annual Winter Solstice celebration, seeking to “pray down” the “demon” pagans who gather at the effigy mound. Hard to fathom it could get any more embarrassing for the state of Ohio, but the church group ended up confronting several Native Americans in attendance, telling them “this land will be taken in the name of Jesus.” In a video circulated by the evangelicals, American Indian Movement of Ohio director Phillip Yenyo responded, saying, “This land was already taken a long time ago. You people keep taking it.” Yenyo tried to block them from getting close to Serpent Mound, but the large church group forced their way to North America’s most recognizable effigy mound where they walked on the mound – a terrible insult to Native Americans, akin to someone stomping on your relatives’ graves.

Source: Evangelicals protest Serpent Mound, tell Native Americans: “This land will be taken in the name of Jesus” | ColumbusFreePress.com