Well sure, hunkered down in our cozy middle-class
existence it's not hard to acknowledge God's accompanying presence.
But what about when we lift our eyes even slightly to see the pained
lives of our inner city neighbours? Or bring our gaze to the isolating
fears in our own souls? What about in the middle of a devastating storm?
Where is God when we fear the decline of our physical health? When the
most horrible of offences is committed against humanity? How can God
be present when he seems so obviously absent? In this edition we seek
to learn about trust in both the commonplace and the unlikeliest of
Arthur Paul Patterson discusses the theology of Richard Niebuhr and his faith in God despite the relativity of life. Arthur Paul Patterson also reexamines the healing power of kindness, and learns about the depth of trust in the middle of a storm. In two vignettes, set in her basement and in the woods, Lydia Penner abandons her hopes for physical cures to learn about healing, and discovers an 18th century lesson on trust while chopping firewood. Linda Tiessen Wiebe reviews The Sparrow, a science fiction novel that explores the loss of and return to faith in light of Niebuhr's view of God as Void, Enemy and Friend.
Join us as we ask what it means to deepen our trust in God and pray with the disciples, On Earth as in Heaven.
An Introduction to Niebuhr
explores Richard Niebuhr's theology.
Journey Into Culture explores Niebuhr's Theocentric Relativism.
On Kindness invites us to trust this kindred virtue.
A Storm of a Different Sort considers the trust inspired by Luke 8.
The Basement takes a second look at plans for cleaning up our lives.
The Crook in the Lot helps us to see that all is well, just as it is.
We Meant It For Evil reviews Mary Doria Russell's The Sparrow.
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