How Do You Know That?

Jerry Coyne has written an incredibly lengthy complaint about a book he has not read. His rant suggests that deep down he knows that there is something wrong with the picture, but that doesn’t manage to stop him from simply plowing ahead. He begins by pointing out something that theologians have been saying long before [Read More...]

Responding to Intelligent Design

There have been a lot of scientific responses to Intelligent Design. But it is important to articulate theological objections as well. The quote above is based on a comment I made here on this blog. The point is a simple one: Either God can create a universe that can organize itself, in which case the [Read More...]

Geographical Arrogance

Sabio Lantz shared the following image on his blog: One could point out the ignorance of the person who made the image, clearly unaware that the three traditions collectively would expand the range of God’s action, just in the stories told in their Scriptures, into the Arabian peninsula, Turkey, Greece, and Egypt, at the very [Read More...]

God, Moses, and Aaron in Conversation

The following is a fictional conversation composed by Eric Hatfield: Moses: Hey Aaron, how do you spell “quark” in Hebrew? Aaron: No idea. What do you want to know that for? M: It’s Yahweh again. Keeps telling all this strange stuff about strangeness and charm and spin, and quarks and gravitons and dark matter. I [Read More...]

God with No Strings Attached?

David Hayward has created another thought-provoking cartoon. It illustrates the difficulties inherent in speaking about God. God, as the ultimate reality, transcends our understanding. For that very reason, those who desire certainty regularly fall prey to those who offer them substitutes, the less than ultimate, who claim to being God closer to them and to [Read More...]

God and Evolution: Your Options

Here is another comment on this blog that seemed worth sharing in a post, this time from Stuart32: It’s not a question of evolution versus Christianity. If the theory of evolution is true then any objection you might have against it is also an objection against God’s way creating us. But if the theory isn’t [Read More...]

N. T. Wright on Christology and Monotheism

Johnny Walker and Scot McKnight have posted about Tom Wright’s treatment of monotheism and Christology in his new two-volume work, Paul and the Faithfulness of God. I’ve been reading it, and unsurprisingly it takes a long time to work through nearly 1,700 pages. I will probably blog about it in chunks in the end. I meant [Read More...]

The God Beyond God

A variety of traditions, including Christian mysticism and modern existentialist theology, have spoken of the “God beyond God.” This is the very ancient idea that, beyond any sort of anthropomorphic deity that we may think of and tell stories about, there must be an even greater reality that transcends our ability to comprehend and describe. [Read More...]

Worst Sidekick Ever

From the Daily Kos. To be fair, there is only so much that one can blame on sidekicks. Clearly one's concept of God must by definition be wrong, if it is incompatible with the fact there are people who say and do the exact opposite to the themselves, who also genuinely believe that they are [Read More...]

God Almighty Action Figure

Benjamin Corey shared the above image. It is obviously a spoof (just look at the price). But it works to poke fun at notions of power and divinity that people hold. Star Trek V asked “What does God need with a starship?” Now you can add the question “What does God need with a Kalashnikov [Read More...]

Mystics and/or Atheists

Dale Tuggy has been interacting with a recent post of mine here on my blog, and now in a post over on the blog Trinities. He considers the viewpoint of Paul Tillich, that God is Being itself and not one being among others, to be a form of atheism rather than of Christian theism. He [Read More...]


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