In his book Miracles, CS Lewis wrote extensively about Nature and its capacity to do what it does. He concluded that the natural world is not fair or democratic at all in its processes. Natural selection is harsh, for example. Some life forms thrive; others go extinct (188). The laws of nature are not fair.
Which leads me to question our tendency to connect God’s purpose to the goodness or badness of natural events.… Continue reading
The Gospels tell us that Jesus perceived or read the minds of those around him—not only the thoughts of his disciples but the thoughts of his enemies (Matt. 9:4; 12:25. Luke 9:47). This fulfilled Simeon’s prophesy, that the child Jesus was destined to “expose the secret thoughts of many hearts” (Phillips, Luke 2:34).
And isn’t that where our individuality lives, in the “secret thoughts” of our heart? Even Albert Einstein believed that “it is only… Continue reading