As we continue a (re)new(ed) conversation about God, our next word, after HUM and OPEN, is BOTH.
We love the either/or framework of knowing things. We’re also skeptical of it. For instance, we like to label others, but we don’t like to be labeled.
It’s either science or faith, profane or sacred. He’s either Democrat or Republican. She’s either conservative or progressive. Being a Christian is about faith or works, personal salvation or social justice.
We use this framework to talk about God. We use it to read the bible.
And then we run up against a story in the bible about God’s providing a giant fish to swallow a man. What do we do?
Message from Sunday, September 7, 2014