Where is God in the crisis? In the evil? Where does prayer fit into this conversation? People cry out to God every day, wondering where God is and why they don’t intervene. The answers found in church are often trite cliches with little merit or substance, and certainly with little benefit to the pain right in front of us. You’ve heard them before…
“God is in control”
“Everything happens for a reason”
“God’s ways are not our ways”
We invited Thomas Jay Oord to the Pod, where we brush off the cliches and explore a new way of seeing things in which God’s love of everyone and everything means God CAN’T control everything. God’s love means freedom. It’s a challenging idea that is contrary to so much of what we’ve been taught about God. We talk about this and so much more. Listen up!
Thomas wrote God Can’t: How to Believe in God and Love After Tragedy, Abuse, and Other Evils. He has written several other books and contributed to publications, and you can find more information on his work here. Thomas speaks all over the world on various issues, and you can look into booking him to speak on his website.
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