Thursday, August 24, 2017

Conversations on the Uncontrolling Love of God - Facebook Live Event



In his book The Uncontrolling Love of God (IVP2015), theologian Tom Oord offers a vision of God in which love is primary to power. In this vision love is defined as being noncoercive and uncontrolling. It's a different vision of God than the one that starts with God's omnipotence and then works towards love. It's a compelling vision, but it does pose challenges.

Tom's book prompted a wide variety of responses, a number of which were gathered up into the book Uncontrolling Love: Essays Exploring the Love of God with Introductions by Thomas Jay Oord, (SacraSage Press, 2017). I contributed one of the more than 80 essays in this book. It's titled "What Use Is God?" Isn't that intriguing? Well there is an opportunity, beginning this evening, for us to hear from some of the essayists as to their understanding of Tom's vision and our own responses. 

So, for a 24 hour period beginning tonight, Thursday, August 24, at 7 PM EDT, and running through tomorrow, Friday, August 25, at 7:00 PM, there will be a Facebook Live event, in which essayists will respond to Tom's vision.  You can find the conversations posted at the Conversations on the Uncontrolling Love of God Facebook page.  

My time is 3:00 PM EDT on Friday August 25. I will make sure to post the link on the above site and at Robert D. Cornwall Facebook Page.

My presentation has now occurred, but you can watch it here:   https://www.facebook.com/drbobcornwall/videos/10212848054049317/

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