Paranormal but not occult or magical.

Paranormal Phenomena

- and other weird stuff...


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There's also a PDF booklet of the pages on the Bible, and a PDF on spiritual warfare.



Eye On the Paranormal

 Links to our pages on paranormal phenomena.
(Nothing here is hidden, shrouded, or secret. ... OK, maybe a little weird.)
The paranormal is where imagination and reality meet and part ways,
in ways that some people swear are real. Paranormal happenings arouse people's interest all over the world. They try to figure out these unsolved mysteries. So don't be frightened, take a look.

What Is Paranormal?

paranormal :

  1. at its root: Greek para- (beyond) + Eng normal (that which is normative or that which follows the general rule).
  2. that which doesn't happen within the normal limits of material living or which can't be explained by the laws of nature or physics. That which is unsolved or unexplained.
  3. A catch-all category of popular thought, designed to mix together all that is weird, whether fairly or unfairly, related or unrelated. It's very much the rage on the Internet. 'Paranormal' includes scary ghosts, zombies, vampires, horoscopes, UFOs, crop circles, apocalypses, seeing-stones, and strange powers. These are far more fun than scary people, ideas, or weapons. Maybe that's because we sense the difference, even when our minds don't grasp it.

Some complain that Christianity is no different than the paranormal -- the King of the unknown, the God of the gaps in our knowledge, the Lord of fog banks, clouds, and shrouds. But when we speak of Jesus, we put the lie to that. The Lord was not in a fog or a gap, but in cities, trade routes, and rural zones, walking on dirt, talking words to other people, touching them, breathing air, traveling, crying, sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying. For just a while, God was in the same muck we are, and had to cope with it. There's no 'gap' in that. God is usually hidden, true, but is hidden behind in what's in plain sight and in ordinary experience, close at hand not galaxies away. (That's in part so we can be free to do as we do.) Even where there is mystery to it, it's not the mystery of a fog, it's more like a burning light so strong it blinds. Incarnation - being here as a bodily being, as Jesus - is what separates God from what we call the unknown and the paranormal.

Are there paranormal occurences? Christianity says yes, constantly, but not most of what you usually think of as paranormal. Even much of what we see as normal, isn't. There is an entire side of this existence that underlies all that is, including the most 'normal' of things, that is the groundwork for the world as it is becoming. It is farther beyond our typical experiences than anything that's usually thrown into the bin of 'paranormal' -- it's the 'new normal' of the road ahead of all of us. Perhaps this is what we really sense when there seems to be something more than the eye can see, a para-paranormal that is what makes the real real. Put your trust not in the paranormal, but the God who is at the root of whatever real stuff there is, whether within our world or beyond it.


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ver.: 09 June 2012.
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