Metanoia is a Greek word that is classically defined as "afterthought", from "meta" meaning "after" or "beyond" and "nous" meaning "mind" or "thought". In Classical Greek metanoia meant changing one's mind about someone or something. Biblically, metanoia is used to refer to the change of mind/heart which is brought about in repentance. Another word used in conjunction with the definition of metanoia is transformation. Thus metanoia is the changing, transformation, of ones mind, or heart, that results in a change, or transformation, of lifestyle. You might say that a transformation of lifestyle is evidence of a transformed mind and heart. It is our conviction that true, lasting metanoia occurs through Biblical re-birth that results in the restoration of relationship with God, the Creator, that then leads to restoration of relationship with others, creation and self: a wholistic change that results in the transformation of people and place.
The mural at the Metanoia Center, on the north wall of 115 N. Wayne, was completed on September 30, 2022.
However, it began several years earlier when we began talking and exploring the idea. Read more....
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