It’s time to Heal the Gospel of God the Moral Monster

  The new book *Healing the Gospel* (Cascade Books, 2012) challenges the way many of us have learned to understand the cross, and at the same time the hurtful image of God behind it, arguing instead for a view based on God’s enemy love and restorative justice. In this post, author Derek Flood answers some [Read More...]

Faith and the Challenge of Suffering: Is God to Blame?

Jesus’ most famous prayer includes these words, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” To pray for God’s will to be done means that there will be times when God’s will will not done because love involves choice. This means that God will not revoke our freedom even when we act in unloving ways. If God were to revoke our freedom every time we used it in evil ways, we wouldn’t be truly free. But God respects the integrity of our freedom, even when we use it in unloving ways. [Read more...]

If God Knows The Future, Why Pray?

*** This blog post comes to us from my friend Derek Ouellette. He just launched his brand-new blog and I highly recommend that you check it out, follow him, and read his stuff! (Kurt) If you’ve been a Christian for any length of time you would have asked yourself at some point, “does my prayer [Read More...]

Falling off the Ladder of Humility (The Oratory of the Heart #4)

I am excited to have another post here by David Ozab. He is a writer and a convert to Roman Catholicism. While I do not share his denominational convictions, certainly it is beneficial to hear from others outside of our own sphere of experience.  The body of Christ is multifaceted!  I am pleased to have [Read More...]