Monday, October 11, 2021

Reflection for the Week - October 11

On the topic of Divine Action many claim that science has become the determinative informer for if, when, and how DA occurs. They argue this is inappropriate and that the theological informer must be primary. Yet, I would wager that indeed some have attempted to go that direction, but find the theological void so significant that they have re-turned to science for help in understanding the world. So, it’s not as if theology has not previously been the chief consideration; it has, but it has been found lacking, hence the almost default preference has become the scientific informer. Yet, this does not leave theology adrift when it comes to DA, it just means that it has to be refigured from its ancient context if it is to make any sense in today’s world.