Tag: Process Theology

5 Reasons to think God isn’t All-Powerful

5 Reasons to think God isn’t All-Powerful

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”

Rethinking Salvation, Sin, and the Image of 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”