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Holy Week Serendipity

April 5, 2007

Still plugging away through Caputo’s The Weakness of God, and thinking a lot about power. Which has been giving great insight into my recent wonderings about theodicy, besides basically questioning a whole cornerstone of traditional theology. What if God commends powerlessness, simplicity, and meekness to his people not so that he can corner the market on all of that power himself and vindicate us all someday (with the very power that he’s told us not to use), but because that’s just the best way to exist. What he commends to us, he has lived in and lived out since time immemorial, with Jesus acting as the rule– rather than the exception– on that week long ago that ended in his death.

And then, I see that Kester is pulling the same nail out of the coffin. Wow.

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3 Responses to “Holy Week Serendipity”

  1. Mike Croghan says:

    Wow. I’m going to have to think on that concept a bit. Probably more than a bit.

    You must blog more on this book which I will surely not have time to read in the next 10 days (ack!). :-)

  2. Ken Tennyson says:

    It does reverse things a bit to think this way. That weakness is not a temporary state until we transition to power, but rather the very place we are called to exist as beings…

    Also makes me wonder about all the times we call on God to act in powerful ways, maybe our God is “too big?”

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