Community and Context

June 18, 2009

Our brains cannot feel pain. They cannot, in fact, feel anything. It is pure objectivity for ourselves.

Though we can feel our body, it is usually in the context of pain only; when some invasion into the system occurs we can feel it. However, a large degree of that same objectivity expands to encompass our bodies. Sometimes, that objectivity can even include our mirror reflections.

However, show us a picture of any particular body part or a video of us moving and we experience extreme disassociation. We have all had the experience of hearing our own recorded voice and not recognizing it.

Sitting here typing, my tapping fingers are a part of me, but I do not experience them in the way I would experience another’s tapping my arm.

This experience causes us to not know ourselves. We all ask “who am I” and “why am I here”. These are questions that result from our inability to experience ourselves.

In searching for God, in searching for relationships, in joining gangs and cults, we are searching to answers these questions. We were created to not experience ourselves, which means we seek to gain context.

The thing about context is that it is about location AND meaning. Whenever we find false identity, we find it in these two things.

Our purpose and our place (in both space AND time) satisfy this.

With community, especially CHRISTIAN community, we gain context by the person sitting across from us. That person is not only an immediate answer to location and purpose (they are looking at us and our service to them gives us great purpose). They represent God in the Body, eternally confirming location and purpose; our divine purpose in the intended location He placed us.

We not only need the Body for ephemeral reasons. We need the community for psychological affirmation. We need the Body to affirm what we suspect God has for us. The community gives us context.

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God’s New Breed

February 7, 2007

Hey, everyone! I just wanted to get the word out to everybody that we just published yet another of Terry Kruse and Donna Kruse’s book. It is titled “God’s New Breed“. You can get it at any of the seminars that the team is holding, but on the back table it will be about $10! Get it for $6, or less than a buck for a download!

This is the 5th book that Terry and Donna have published. You can view the others at www.miraclelifenow.com.

The ministry is cranking forward. We are now in preparation for our April 1st launch. That is when David Newberry and Terry Kruse will both be on television in front of 70 million viewers world-wide! Since David and Terry started teaching on Biblical Finance and began their Success Coaching, doors have opened and we have blazed forward.

This will be a huge day for the ministry, so there is a lot of work to put in between now and then! (Ah, the life of the Administrator!) If you are reading this and would like to be involved in the ministry, please contact me at christiancrunch01@gmail.com. Things are really blasting off.