Knowing God

How Not to Do Theology

When the stakes are high, it’s important to know the right way and the wrong way to do things. The stakes are highest when it comes to our theology—our ideas about God, Christ, how we can be saved, among others. Our theology will determine what happens to us for all eternity, so it is important to engage it rightly. That means knowing how not  to do theology as much as knowing how to do it. So, what are some ways that we should not do theology?  (read more)

Five Reasons Why God’s Hiddenness Is a Good Thing

“If God exists, why doesn’t he make himself more obvious?” I’ve heard this question countless times from atheists and skeptics of Christianity. They seem to think that what is known as the hiddenness of God is an argument against his existence. Many claim one should only accept what they have evidence to believe. Of course, you may then ask what evidence they’ve examined which proves that criteria is true, the lack of which highlights the arbitrariness of applying their own principle.

However, God’s hiddenness is an important point to consider for even Christians struggle with God feeling distant at times causing believers to become unsure of what God’s will could be for this or that particular situation. If God wants his faithful to follow him, why doesn’t he make himself and his desires more obvious? (read more)

Knowing What God Is Like

If your grumpy neighbor asks, “What are you up to?” you’ll see it as a suspicious, condemning question. But if your cheerful neighbor asks the same thing, you’ll smile and talk about your plans. We interpret people’s words according to how we perceive their character and outlook. So it is with our view of God. (read more)