Words and Creation

At present I am reading in the book of Zechariah. It is a bit more hopeful than the wrath prophecies of the preceding Zephaniah and Haggai. What strikes me most is the frequency with which grace and peace occur, as well as, the focus on the concepts of mercy and truth (Zech 8:19). And when the prophet… Continue reading Words and Creation

Image of God, Loving Relationship and Creation Care

Delfo Canceran offers a stunning reflection on the Image of God as articulated in the creation narratives in Genesis. In a 2011 issue of the Asia Journal of Theology, he sets out to redeem the patristic, male-centric rendering and interpretations of the creation narrative and full humanity of all humanity resulting from God’s creative activity.… Continue reading Image of God, Loving Relationship and Creation Care

The Mystery of Mother Jesus

Much of the writing that I have read that speaks to a more “balanced” vision of God falls into the familiar trap of reference to characteristics, masculine and feminine. The accusation goes something like this: Christendom has historically majored on the masculine aspects of God (father, disciplinarian, powerful, cerebral) as if to say that expressing… Continue reading The Mystery of Mother Jesus