Sunday, October 10, 2010

God Talk

I am helping a young friend begin to study theology. It can be a very confusing course of study for a beginner to deal with. To confound the issues he comes from a background of a church with a well developed organization of Bishops to a church of pastors in a grassroots theology.
Theology simply means to study God.  God however is beyond our human comprehension.  Humans have tried to control God by definition and it has not worked. In trying to define the term God we are trying to put God in a box of our own making. So we need to be able to expand our thoughts to include more than we are and accept that our study will take us to new places.
The creator of the universe exists even beyond our universe. The simple phrase “God is great” is only a starting point but it is a good place to start. It is not where does God fit into our universe but rather where do we fit into God’s universe. Theology is all about understanding our relationship with God. It is a life long study for all of us.

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