Somewhere between 6,000 and 4.5 billion years ago, God created the heavens and the earth. The Bible allows flexibility on the timeline but very clearly makes the point that it was God who created. Before we address the "how ?" or "when?" we're going to look at the "so what?" First, God created. The Bible is pretty … Continue reading Somewhere between 6,000 and 4.5 Billion Years
"We believe in the one living and true God, both holy and loving, eternal, unlimited in power, wisdom and goodness..." Omni-, as a prefix means, "all-" in Latin. So you can take any word (it's probably best to use the Latin translation of the word) to make a new word that means all-that-word. For example, … Continue reading The Omni-ness of God
I was a counselor at a Christian one summer camp during college. When my cabin of high school girls gathered after the evening rally and I asked them what "holy"meant. We had just finished singing about how holy God was and it occurred to me they might not understand what they had so passionately been declaring. … Continue reading Both Holy and Loving
https://youtu.be/bLkBt-5UYmg?list=RDbLkBt-5UYmg "I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God." (Is 45:5) "For this is what the Lord says— he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it...he says:“I am the Lord, and there is no other." (Is 45:18, emphasis mine) If you were to … Continue reading One Living and True God
It is good to question what you believe. It might freak your friends out. It might freak your pastor out. It might freak you out. But questioning what you believe is a good and necessary part of a maturing faith. A lot of our theology is absorbed uncritically from the world around us and not all of … Continue reading against the uncritical absorption of theology
"I have always known that God is a God of love. For God so loved the world, etc. I could recite the verses, sing the songs, speak the truth. But for a long time, I lived like he was a God of anger, disappointment, and disapproval."
Everyone who thinks about God or talks about God (or humans, or the world, or why bad things happen, or how to deal with pain, or what to eat, or...) is a theologian at some level. Examining your theology might be a new thing for you or you might be well on your journey and decide you want to join us for this leg of it but no matter where you are on the journey you have theology and you are a theologian