Steve Collins: An Ecology of Relationships

“. . . church isn’t an organization. maybe it’s an ecology of relationships. there’s a story to live by, not a checklist. and the canonical story stops before anything gets to be an institution – maybe to save us. it’s interesting to imagine, if all forms of church were extinguished [though not belief] and we had to start again from scratch, what would we bring back? Steve Collins


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.

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  • Brian Sage says:

    Yes that’s all it is. It’s a relationship of heart-connected people – where the spirit is – but WITHOUT the preconceived religious beliefs. Christians should be able to do it better than most. They ask Jesus into their hearts so they should know where to go to follow him. But what do they do? They then try and communicate with some imaginary being up in the sky with their heads because they are driven by unrealistic unproven beliefs that heaven is up there somewhere. Try checking back to your hearts again – that’s where you’ll find the reality. And it’s got nothing to do with what you believe. You can believe God is made out of chocolate and has four eyes if you like – the spirit bypasses all that – it’s a higher level – and THEN the intellect follows and is taught the truth. It’s called repentance – to reconsider. You people should give it a try. It requires no university training – a child can do it.

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