Forgiving God: Processing the Movements of the Soul

December 9, 2008

Forgiving God is a controversial topic among many believers, especially Christians. Jewish believers, however, have a long history of talking about “forgiving God,” and it is present in the classic story of Job as my last post suggested. In the aftermath of the Holocaust, for example, one of the most significant questions in Jewish theology […]

Forgiveness: Participating in the Divine Life

November 11, 2008

Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors….For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6:12, 14-15 Mercy triumphs over judgment. James 2:13b [NOTE:  The Sunday before last, November 2, I returned to teaching […]

Theological Reflections on “The Shack” I: Literary Genre

October 8, 2008

[My book on the Shack is now available on Kindle.] If you are interested in a pastoral review of The Shack, that five part series begins here. While some have perhaps read The Shack as an actual account, the title page clearly identifies the piece as a “novel.” This is a fictional story. Young himself […]