What would happen if Cartman, Barney, and Buzz Lightyear each set off on a quest to better understand the Divine? What might they believe in the end? It’s a question we all ask ourselves, and it’s the topic of this week’s post. Continue reading “Cartman vs. Buzz vs. Barney: 3 Perspectives on God”
Tag: Process Theology
1. For Goodness’ sake
If God is perfectly good and in complete control, why do not-good things happen?
Christians are supposed to believe that God is loving. But to put it mildly, it is hard to imagine that an all-powerful God who must’ve either caused or chose not to prevent the Holocaust is also accurately called “perfect love.” Love becomes meaningless if, given the opportunity, it can’t even stand up to genocide.
Perhaps we are right to think that God is good, but wrong to think that God is in complete control. How else could God be truly good? Continue reading “5 Reasons to think God isn’t All-Powerful”
Over the past four weeks, I read two books by process theologian and philosopher John Cobb. To my surprise (and joy!), I’ve found that process thought actually makes a lot of sense to me. But can I live with it? Continue reading “Living with a Process God”
What is sin? Does God set up guidelines for us, then require us to follow them? Is “sin” our word for disobeying divine rules?
If so, is it fair to fault people for their sins? If we were born into sin, can we really be blamed for messing up? Do people with severe intellectual disabilities or addictions really “sin”? Are they to blame when they break the rules? Continue reading “Rethinking Salvation, Sin, and the Image of God”