Did you watch the PBS specials on Genesis? Hosted by a former White House Press
Secretary, they featured roundtable discussions on the biblical narratives about Adam and
Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the like. Participants included writers, philosophers,
theologians, and ministers. Though offering some fresh insights, the segments I saw
seemed heavily biased toward process theology.
That's a two-dollar term for the idea that God evolves, learns, and matures along with the
universe and life within it. According to it, God errs in judgment like the rest of us. If we
Thomas Willadsen Mary Austin Christopher Keating Dean Feldmeyer Ron Love George Reed Bethany Peerbolte
For January 20, 2018:
God Activates by Tom Willadsen — Perhaps God wants us to delight in each other and in the magnitude and depth of divine love. Perhaps the Lord wants to activate our gifts of the Spirit, to use them for the common good.
We are all intimately connected as one body in Jesus. Isaiah celebrates our intimate union with our creator, describing us as the joyful bride of God. Though there had been alienation and rejection from both sides in the past, the prophet describes us as God’s delight. That connection is also emphasized in Paul’s oddly graphic description of church folks as body parts — we need each other because we are not a living, breathing body if we are somehow separated.
When Jesus visited a wedding at Cana in Galilee, he showed that human disappointments matter to him and that he would be prepared to redeem them. This is a story about a young girl's bitter disappointment when she became a bridesmaid.