When God Sleeps through Storms (Lectionary Reflection on Theodicy for Mark 4:35-41)

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Proper 7 — Year B – Mark 4:35-41 “Even the wind and the sea obey him,” the awestruck disciples say. Just minutes before, they had been in the most terrible storm of their lives. Out on the open sea, the storm had threatened to swamp the disciples and their boat. They were terrified. Completely undone [Read More...]

Sleeping Through Storms: Rethinking Theodicy, Natural Disasters and God’s Omnipotence

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God is not all-powerful. At least, not in the ways we tend to define power. For us, power means that we get our way, that we can impose our will upon the world around us, that we can conform others into our images in order to achieve unity and security. In our minds, we equate [Read More...]


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