About Kimberly Erickson: Unlikely Theologian

Under Construction...this site, as I

I spent much of my adult life in ministry as an evangelical Christian until I began to question ways that the evangelical church stifles God’s presence in certain genders, gender identities, races or ethnicities and other faith traditions, because the church often holds to rigid standards which were never intended to be inflexible


I experience a God of love and life who is both beyond and within, and believe that Jesus, a man born thousands of years ago began to realize his divinity and set out to teach others how to encounter our own, regardless of gender identity, race, color or religious affiliation or no affiliation


The Christian Bible--both Roman Catholic and Protestant--portrays the teachings and life of Jesus, but those who closed its canon had political as well as spiritual agendas, in the same way that religious institutions do today, therefore:


I believe that to fully understand the teachings of Jesus and the beliefs of his followers, one must listen to all of the voices who were speaking about him within the context of their world, to allow God’s wisdom to be heard and God’s love to flow 


This God of love did not require that Jesus die as a penalty or a substitution for our sins. Rather, death is a continuation of life which we can begin in this life when we face the crucifixion of our egos, our small and separated selves from the Oneness of God or the Universe or however we name the Source of all Being, therefore:


Salvation--as Jesus taught--is an awakening to the crucified spirit in each of us, and a returning to the Source of who we always were from the beginning: one with God, as the Christ is one with God and therefore one with each other and all of life, as one with all that is


“So who am I? Nobody, everybody, nothing, everything, God, Allah, YHVH, Brahman, Christ, Buddha, Tao, Great Spirit, and the knowing that embraces and transcends them all.” -Rami Shapiro 


So who am I? Under construction, always evolving.

 

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