How We Talk About God: Open

Hum. Open. Those are our first two words for talking about God (which we’re taking from Rob Bell’s What We Talk About When We Talk About God). 

Hum. First, we’re talking about a God who’s making noise inside us, all of us.

Open. Second, we’re talking about the God of narrative. In other words, we’re talking about a God who’s active in people’s stories all around us. We’re talking about God who’s dynamically active in the world around us. We’re talking about a God who’s still writing stories in people and in the world. It’s all part of the narrative. To sense that God and be a part of that God, we have to be open. We have to surrender what we think we know and consider that God may be alive and real in ways that we’ve taken for granted.

Since that’s what we’re talking about, it’s good to read scripture with that openness. To read it as a narrative, as a living, active story in which we’re called to participate, with which we’re called to wrestle, through which we find God. If we’re open…

Message from Sunday, August 31, 2014.

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