tsunamis and life building

In a reflection that is most certainly to be categorised firmly on the side of what is understandably seen as the impersonal, cold, logic-chopping philosophical¬†problem of evil (rather than more humane¬†existential or pastoral problem of evil), it occurs to me that the feeling of unjustness we almost universally feel when, say, a massive tsunami wipes… Continue reading tsunamis and life building

fundamental distinction

If we take words patiently and technically, asking if God ‘exists’ or not is like asking if God is physically alive or dead, moving or still, blind or seeing, takes up space or not, heavy or light, hot or cold, tall or short, hard or soft, or any other question which could be asked about… Continue reading fundamental distinction

god is like…

Jonathan is so correct in saying that all language about God must be metaphorical.¬† We must compare God, who we’ve not seen, with things from our experience, which we have seen. Metaphor is kind of a distant cousin of the via negativa (or negative or ‘apophatic‘ theology), which is concerned with knowing about God by… Continue reading god is like…