I’m Karsten. I’m a writer, speaker, and consultant based out of Sacramento and San Francisco, California. I also help lead a local house church in Sacramento that embodies the culture and values found here at Real Hope Rising.
This is Real Hope Rising; a beacon lighting the way for a whole new breed of Truth Seekers. Here we doubt freely, listen openly, grow towards wholeness, refuse repression, and embrace all individuals.
We serve as a voice for those that have been silenced or marginalized. We speak things that no one else is saying, and have the conversations that others are afraid to talk about. This is a safe place to seek, encounter and discover the real God that we mostly ignore in our western, convoluted idea of “church” and “Christianity”.
Our doubt keeps us from trusting our dogma, because Truth will never fit in any one perspective.
Moving towards wholeness keeps us connected, because if we don’t give space for all parts of ourselves we can never heal.
Refusing repression keeps us thriving, because the more we allow repression of ourselves and others, the more small and empty our lives become.
Embracing all individuals keeps us human. We were made to belong. When we allow others to belong to0, we discover ourselves as we discover each other.
No matter who you are, you belong. Come change the world with us.
Much of the Christian Church has trapped herself in a self built cage of religion, and both She and the world are dying as a result.
It’s time to break the cage. It’s time to escape the four walls of our sanctuaries and become living encounters of Love’s kingdom.
No more hollow Christianity. We want to see hope arise, and remove everything stopping humanity from establishing the eternal beauty, joy and wonder of the Kingdom of Heaven on this earth. We’re here to know God. To learn and grow. To discover what it means to be fully alive.
The philosophy here is to only provide life changing content, and that rarely happens on an exact schedule. We would rather sit on an idea and let it simmer than release something average. You deserve real hope, not empty promises.
So if you want to truly connect with what we are saying, click “follow” in the sidebar.
Thank you for whatever part you decide to play in our grand Truth experiment. Real hope is created when we do away with all the bullshit and engage in honest, fresh ways. More and more of us are finding real hope in our lives as we fearlessly pursue it. Hope is rising like the sun. Let’s enjoy the sunrise together.
Founder and Chief Content Manager for Real Hope Rising
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