Faith and Reason
In his 1998 encyclical, Fides et Ratio, John Paul II rightly argues that not only are Faith and Reason compatible with one another, but necessary partners. The following articles are snapshots of where I had explored in my own journey of faith and reason. Considered them permanently incomplete:
James Cone, The Cross and the Lynching Tree
Sad to hear that James Cone died yesterday. He was the founder of modern Black Liberation Theology. He showed how black theology identifies less with Christ’s death as payment for sin, but rather with Jesus as a black man who is humiliated, tortured …
Did God command genocide in The Old Testament?
17 Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, 18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man. — Moses, Nu 31:17–18, NIV (2011). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
Moses here instructs the Israelite army …
The challenge to faith from acts of gratuitous evil
Stomach in knots all day over the children killed in Syrian gas attack. Honestly, it’s the sort of thing that challenges my faith in God — Rachel Held Evans
I understand where Rachel Held Evans is coming from here and, unless you have a …
God is Love
God is patient,
God is kind.
God does not envy,
God does not boast,
God is not proud.
God does not dishonour others,
God is not self-seeking, …
A note on "natural" evil
The short version of the article below is that I’m suggesting that Divine Hiddenness is intentional, and the reason I think God hides himself is so that the integrity of our free-will is protected. This would allow God to place each one …