Monday, August 28, 2017

What Use Is God? A Conversation on Uncontrolling Love



I want to invite you share in a video conversation about the nature and purpose of God, especially in response to the reality of evil. What is the nature of God? Do we believe that God is defined primarily by power or by love. I try to take up some of these questions, as I participated last Friday in a 24 hour Facebook Live presentation. The event was connected to the recent publication of the book Uncontrolling Love: Essays Exploring the Love of God with Introductions by Thomas Jay Oord,  (SacraSage Press, 2017).  

In my response to Tom's book, I suggest that it might be read fruitfully in tandem with Richard Beck's book Reviving Old Scratch (Fortress).  Perhaps we would be wise to think of our engagement with the world in participation with the God who is Love as spiritual warfare, with the cross as the defining element. Anyway, watch the video, pick up a copy of the book, read my essay. Take the way of uncontrolling love!

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