The Trinity, as a conceptual effort to better understand Jesus’ own use of “Father, Son and Holy Spirit” in Matthew 28:19 regarding baptism (its only appearance in the Gospels), has a very long history, dating back to at least the early Christian thinker Tertullian in ca. 200 C.E., when he coined the term trinitas. Although […]Read More NUDGING THE DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY TO GREATER CLARITY
After reading Michael Novak’s book, No One Sees God (2008) several years ago, as much as I enjoyed the book, it has been its title that has stuck most with me, the clear simplicity of this most vexing aspect of God: His invisibility. It forms the basis for all the various religious ideas, doctrines, practices […]Read More The Tremorous Invisibility of God
I am writing this shortly after two major hurricanes have ripped through both my adopted state of North Carolina as well as Florida and Georgia. These hurricanes have flooded or destroyed homes in North Carolina and flattened entire towns in coastal Florida. As always, there were personal stories of both people who either dodged tragedy […]Read More ALL THAT GOD ALLOWS
Long before any religion formed and named itself, whether pagan or monotheistic, there was our Natural world. Our earliest sense of God’s divinity came once men and women recognized that we were both different than other creatures yet part of the larger Natural whole, easily witnessed both on the ground as well as in the […]Read More WHO IS GOD?