God’s power revisited…..

Interesting book that I want to read…..http://goo.gl/tKqgpN

A recent book by Thomas Jay Oord that presents God’s love as non-controlling has me thinking about how we might imagine this idea at its fullest extension. Tom’s rigorous way of following this line of thinking to a surprising conclusion left me wondering if we need to exercise our imaginations considerably more than usual to consider how much divine love can actually accomplish.

Why an Incarnation ?

For Christians, the incarnation of some aspect of God’s divinity in the person of Jesus of Nazareth has always been of utmost importance. The implications of this incarnation affect nearly every other aspect of Christian doctrine, not least the meaning of Jesus’ death on the cross

The Incarnation

For Christians, the incarnation of some aspect of God’s divinity in the person of Jesus of Nazareth has always been of utmost importance. The implications of this incarnation affect nearly every other aspect of Christian doctrine, not least the meaning of Jesus’ death on the cross

He became one of us so that we could be like Him….

Some books…..

Finished reading today:Process Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides For The Perplexed):Bruce G. Epperly. I really enjoyed reading this introduction to Process Theology; a non-dogmatic optimistic Christian theology that makes sense. Anathema to Calvinism but plays well with science and other religions. Excellent book….

Just downloaded this one for my Kindle:Holy Adventure: 41 Days of Audacious Living eBook: Bruce G. Epperly. I anticipate this will be a good one also….

Found whilst loitering in Barnes & Noble earlier today:The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality by Dalai Lama, Crown Publishing Group. This one is a likely future purchase….

Tree of Life (the film)

Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?  Tell me, if you have understanding.

I watched Tree of Life this evening. This was a profound and very strange movie; one could even say it was profoundly strange. The scenes of Creation, order emerging from Chaos were woven in throughout the film and they were just plain awesome ! 

The Tree of Life (film) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. Genesis 1:1-2

“The mind of humanity both individually …

“The mind of humanity both individually and collectively is the ecosystem of the gods….”

I conceived this thought this morning but I’m sure this idea did not originate with me. I’m certain that many would find the idea strange, illogical, or even heretical but I affirm this statement without compromising my Christian faith….

Seeking the Spirit in Sexuality….

Seeking the Spirit in Sexuality | This article affirms the goodness of God’s creation….

Theologically speaking, I believe that God is present, giving life and inspiration, to all humankind.  There are no “God-free” or “Godless” zones in the universe, and although we may turn away from God, embodying sexuality in ways that exploit, traumatize, oppress, and harm, the many expressions of sexuality exist on a continuum and reflect God’s loving creativity as surely as the many religious traditions reflect God’s aim at salvation in every culture.

Election and coercion….

Experimental Theology: On Election and Coercion | An interesting contrasting and reconciliation of Calvinism, Arminianism, culminating in Universalism.  God gets what God wants without nullification of human “free will”. The article gets pretty complicated but that is my understanding of it in a nutshell….