Goldilocks Theology and God’s Power – Thomas Oord

This is a guess post by Thomas Jay Oord - be sure to check out his new book, The Uncontrolling Love of God.The story of Goldilocks and the three bears can help us think well about God’s power.Some theologians in Christian history have thought divine power means that God controls everything. They like to use the phrase, “God is sovereign.” Paul Kjoss Helseth, a contemporary advocate of the view, calls the view “divine omnicausality,” because God alone causes, preserves, and governs all thi … [Read more...]

God Is Out of Control – a Guest Post By Michael Hidalgo

This is an excerpt from Changing Faith: Questions, Doubts and Choices About an Unchanging God, a new book by Michael Hidalgo. We live each day walking on a thin veneer of certainty.Many of us live with a desire to control things because it gives us security and certainty. We want control so badly we even try to control God. It’s almost as if we place boundaries around him, box him in and create a framework for him. We look for him in all the expected places, thinking he will work within the sma … [Read more...]