Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Living Spiritual Rhythms - December 23

I have recently written several things on Divine action and want to add these reflections. Here’s a wager. God “acts” into our lives in a variety of ways, notably through images, emotions, and thoughts from within the natural world, but this is not to say that God “intervenes” and rearranges nature according to our desires or assumptions.
DA comes to us from Top down (mind, consciousness) and Bottom up (organisms, quantum) causation. God influences outcomes, but does not necessarily and normatively break natural laws or denigrate human freedom. If this is the case, it often leaves us without direct evidence that this or that was indeed a God act, but there are nevertheless occasional glimpses that might, at least to some degree, be tested in order to indicate if this would be an appropriate hypothesis.