Monday, April 30, 2018

Reflection for the Week - April 30

When we start to ask questions about Divine action, it may rock our faith in the God we think we know. Some believers will not want to go here. But, I’d wager it is worth asking just what view of the natural world and God we have when we assume that God is clearing traffic jams to ensure we’ll make a flight for vacation. The old picture that God somehow reaches in from the outside to keep everything going or to act in particular ways should be carefully re-examined. Yes, I know. Exploring these types of issues will be difficult, yet in light of what we now are beginning to discover about how the world works, simplistic scenarios of Divine action are no longer viable, but have to be challenged.