METÁNOIA

Metanoia, a transliteration of the Greek μετάνοια, is “a transformative change of heart; especially: a spiritual conversion.”[1] The term suggests repudiation, change of mind, repentance, and atonement; but “conversion” and “reformation” may best approximate its connotation.[2] In The King James Version of the Bible, its verbal cognate metanoeo/μετανοέω is translated as repent.[3]

Metanoia means afterthought, from meta meaning “after” or “beyond” and nous meaning “mind”. In Classical Greek metanoia meant changing one’s mind about someone or something.[4] When personified, Metanoia was depicted as a shadowy goddess, cloaked and sorrowful, who accompanied Kairos, the god of Opportunity, sowing regret and inspiring repentance for the “missed moment”. This conventional portrayal continued through the Renaissance. “The elements of repentance, regret, reflection, and transformation are always present in the concept of metanoia to some degree.

The concept of Metanoiaism is a constant exploration of the boundless grace of God through ILLUMINATION of the spirit, and INTIMACY with Christ which leads to hearts TRANSFORMATION. Transformation is a byproduct of our encounters with the logos.

We believe the uniqueness of man is somehow degraded by his lack of supernatural intelligence of 1. Who God is. 2. Who is man in God and 3. What God has wrought for man through the finished work of Christ. Understanding this vital foundation is our passion.