Monday, May 20, 2019

Reflection for the Week - May 20

If we start to ask questions about Divine action, it may challenge 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 picture that God somehow reaches in from the outside to generally 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 natural world works, simplistic scenarios of Divine action are no longer viable, but have to be challenged. And then? Well, we’ll have to see where this takes us when it comes to knowing God. Robert John Russell has done some excellent work on this topic. Here’s a valuable recent book he edited and contributed to. 


carter said...

Do you mean that the "premise" behind "Bruce Almighty" is correct?