Take the God Test

Which word best describes “your” view of God? Authoritative, Benevolent, Critical, or Distant? (ABCD — see below) Here’s the test that is found in the book we’ve been blogging about, and you will have to go to the book to find the technical discussions; there’s some great details and analysis there. Remember the study showed [Read More...]

But which God? 5

Your image of God shapes how you look at economic issues, and I say this as a result of reading Paul Froese and Christopher Bader, America’s Four Gods: What We Say about God–and What That Says about Us. Once again, they have found Americans can be mapped on four views of God: Authoritative, Benevolent, Critical, [Read More...]

But which God? 4

On Tues and Thurs RJS puts up posts about science and faith. I want to add to that theme today by suggesting that the relationship of science and faith correlates (sometimes at a high level) with what kind of God we believe in — and we are looking into Paul Froese and Christopher Bader, America’s Four [Read More...]

But which God? 3

We are looking into Paul Froese and Christopher Bader, America’s Four Gods: What We Say about God–and What That Says about Us. What this book does is profile what views of God Americans have and how those views of God are related to various other beliefs, and the topic for today is our view of [Read More...]

But which God? 2

Written by a theologian in 1907, and scholarship has strengthened the observations: “The savage man has a savage God; the cruel man has a cruel God; the effeminate man has an effeminate God; while the good man lifts up holy hands to a God who rewards goodness” (37). So we read a quotation in Paul [Read More...]

But which God? 1

How do you decide what God is like? Do you observe nature and infer and speculate and ponder? Do you boil down the world’s religions and come up with a synthetic image of God? Do you decide what God is like all by yourself? Do you plug into one religion and take that God as [Read More...]


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