Day: March 19, 2017

the Objective God

the Objective God

Again and again we find ourselves as subjects addressing God as an object, a separate being – one whom we seek, appeal to, and praise. We ask this divine being to respond, to have mercy, to grant, to forgive, to act, just as we would ask another person to do the same. “We” speak to a God who is not “us,” but something else, whether we think of God as the one in whom we live and move and have our being, or as something impossibly far away. In other words, we think dualistically.

Transformation not conversion

Transformation not conversion

  by George Clifford   The theological term conversion has sufficiently troubled me that I have avoided using it for decades. Initially, this avoidance was unconscious but more recently has been intentional.   The English word conversion has today, especially in religious contexts, the overwhelming connotation of a change in a person’s beliefs or thinking. […]