Micah Redding — humanity, technology & the future

Definitions

Historical Narrative Interpretation

The idea that the scriptures should be understood as stories and conversations arising within particular circumstances in world history. As such, they should not be interpreted as if we were reading a theological text, an encyclopedia, a set of mo...

Non-Metaphysical Christianity

The understanding of Christianity and the scriptures as speaking directly to experienced realities, rather than trying to map metaphysical existence. This view was inspired here, and is explained here. An example of how to understand "Jesus is Lo...

Panentheism

Panentheism is the understanding of God as intimately connected to, and yet beyond, the universe we experience. This is distinct from pantheism, which sees the universe as equivalent to God. Panentheism is an attempt to capture philosophically wh...

Theistic Reality

Theistic Reality is a term I coined (for myself, anyway) to refer to the set of expectations we would have about a reality in which God exists. Since it is nearly impossible to define what "God" means as a being, our best bet is to lay out what ki...

Death and The Knowledge of Good and Evil

Let's talk about Adam and Eve and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Many people believe this story is about the first humans becoming mortal. God had warned Adam and Eve that in taking the knowledge, they would die. But the story seem...

Walter Wink

Walter Wink is primarily significant to me for his work in defining the concept of The Powers and tying that together with Christus Victor atonement theory. Briefly put, his idea is that the scriptural world-view is based on seeing humanity as con...