Knowing God

How (and How Not) to Think about the Trinity

In his book Delighting in the Trinity, Michael Reeves writes, “The Trinity is the governing center of all Christian belief, the truth that shapes and beautifies all others. The Trinity is the cockpit of all Christian thinking.”

As such, it’s a doctrine well worth contemplating, even if we can’t fully understand it. (It’s very possible to say “huh?” to the mysterious mathematics of the Trinity, yet appreciate its inexplicable wonders!)

In this video, Julia Mayo does a great job talking about some trinitarian heresies, including modalism, partialism and subordinationism, and also explains what the Bible actually affirms about the Trinity. Here’s a lot of good theology in 3.5 minutes!  (watch video)

What Is Justice and Who Gets to Define It?

One of the fundamental characteristics that set human beings apart from other creatures that God created is their need for justice. Why is it, though, that animals are able to kill their own kind or abandon their children and it be considered natural while humans are held to a much higher moral standard? It turns out that the Bible has an interesting take on this question.

In Genesis, we see that human beings were made “in the image of God”. This means to say that humans were created to be God’s representatives on earth and carry out His plan, abiding by the morals and concepts of justice that God himself abides by. According to the Biblical justice that God sets forth, all humans are equal, all humans are created in His image, and all humans deserve to be treated with fairness and justice. (read more or watch video)

 

 

30 Days of Praying the Names and Attributes of God

by The Navigators

Though God is infinitely far above our ability to fully understand, through the Scriptures He tells us truths about Himself so that we can know Him, and be drawn to worship Him. Take a description of God and meditate on it for a day. (read more)

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)