October 2008 Archives

If you've been a long-time visitor of TheologyWebsite, you may recall our rather vibrant Discussion Forum boating nearly 4000 registered users. From the earliest days of TheoWeb (circa 1998), we've striven to provide a sane, safe and academic arena of discussion for anyone wishing to debate, inquire or merely proclaim on a wide spectrum of theology-related topics. The prior forum grew a bit unwieldy and, due to technological constraints at the time, an administrator's nightmare in spam control, causing us to temporarily abandon the effort.

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Every now and then, something will come to my attention that I find somewhat startling. Often, these things prompt questions that some folks consider outrageous or worse, but that response doesn't bother me. After all, what's life without a little controversy now and then? Boring.

Here's what I noticed, and I wonder about the significance of it.

The silent God

Where is God? I mean, if God is everywhere, as theologians teach, and if God loves me deeply and wants a relationship of intimacy with me, as theologians also teach, where is he? I talk, talk, talk to him, and he is ... where? He says nothing. The conversation is decidedly one-sided.

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