Thursday, June 9, 2016

Thursday Thoughts - June 9

God, Creation & Spirituality

Notice in the narrative recounting of Genesis 1 and 2 that there is no confusion, in contrast to many versions of spirituality today, between the Creator and the created. In Genesis, God is not nature, nor is God confused with it. Genesis depicts God as involved with nature, but God is never portrayed as entirely related to or distinct from the created world. This is an important clarification for at least two reasons. First, and more generally, it begins to diminish spirituality and idolatry perplexity. It reveals something of who God is, something of who we are, and something of what nature is: God is Creator, humans are images, and nature is an evolving creation. Second, and more specifically, it allows us to contest theologies that represent nature as Divine or assume that God controls all its outcomes. If you'd like to read more on this check out our book: