Monday, October 30, 2006

A Humility Challenge

I leant my copy of C.J. Mahaney's book Humilty out a few months ago, and it has been late in coming back. I always appreciated how Mahaney makes the Christian life doable. But I doubt he has a chapter in his book on how to be humbly-demanding. How do you ask for a book on humility back, with out coming accross as superior or demeaning? A conundurm.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Questions without answers

In working on my ordination paper, I continue to come up with questions that I have not been able to answer. Here are the top three for the moment:

1. Why create angels/fantastic beings/ministering spirits at all? If the pupose of an angel is only to glorify God then why does an angel need a will independent of God?
2. Does Satan fall to a physical, meta-phyiscal or a spiritual place? What about time? When did Satan fall, in our time or beyond our time, i.e. before or after "in the beginning"?
3. Because God does not have hands like we do, or a mouth or a voice like we do, do we not misrepresent God when we say that he "speaks the world into being?" Isn't "and God said let there be light..." just as symbolic as "with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?"

Some thoughts.