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Mysterious Encounters

The past posts in this series on knowing God have insisted on two paradoxical things: First, that our words, concepts, and experiences can never adequately describe God, and second, that God can nonetheless be known. With this in mind, the best word to describe God is probably Mystery. Contrary to what popular literary genres might … Continue reading Mysterious Encounters

It's Elemental

Of the various sets of archetypes I've encountered in the past year, the one that has proven to be the most helpful for me in conceptualizing the world has been the traditional western elemental archetypes of fire (creative spark, zest, and passion), air (intellect, argument, judgment and discernment), water (emotions and the subconscious), and earth … Continue reading It's Elemental

The God Who Can Be Known

I took a break from this series on knowing God over the last couple weeks of Advent and for the season of Christmas. So, I thought that it would be wise to take a step back and see where we've been so far and where we're going. The first few posts in this series focused … Continue reading The God Who Can Be Known

A Feast of Confounded Expectations

Today, Christians celebrate the great feast of Epiphany — the celebration of God's light shining into the world in the life of Jesus. In Western practice, the feast commemorates the visitation of the Magi — the Greek word generally referred to Zoroastrian priests versed in astrology — to the child Jesus. I can't help but … Continue reading A Feast of Confounded Expectations