Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Wisdom and Art in Theology

Wisdom and art in the practice of theology involve the disciplines of discerning what to say, how to say it, and what not to say.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Theology Must Serve Love

Theology must serve love: love for God and for his world. It has no other serious justification.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Copious Blossoming

Here in mid April, certain trees, especially cherries and pears, from renaissance in root and branch body forth clouds, not high and insubstantial but near and tangible, in multi-hued layers of white and pink, with splashes and points of green and orange, even petaled hints of bluish-gray, and through all a copious blossoming of glory.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Instrument or End

There is a difference between saying "the purpose for which God created humanity" and "the end for which God created humanity." The former is instrumental, and the latter is teleological. The distinction between instrumentality and teleology is significant. Put another way, there is a profound difference between being created as an instrument and being created for an end.