My God and Your God: Jesus and the Second-Person Perspective of God

The other day, we looked the knowledge and experience of God as a relationship. Today, we're going to see how this plays out in the life of Jesus. It should come as no surprise that the second-person — relational or personal — perspective of God is the primary way knowing God is expressed in the … Continue reading My God and Your God: Jesus and the Second-Person Perspective of God

God as Other: Knowing God in Second Person

In the most recent post in this series on knowing God, I introduced Ken Wilber's integral model for how we experience God. Rather than viewing different ways of knowing God as a linear progression of steps to knowing God better, it understands them to be different perspectives on God, each of which teaches us something … Continue reading God as Other: Knowing God in Second Person

God in Three Perspectives: An Integral Approach to Knowing God

In the most recent post in this series on knowing God, I pointed out that the traditional models of understanding the experience of God don't capture the true diversity that can be found in the Christian tradition — to say nothing of other traditions. In this post, I'd like to introduce Ken Wilber's integral approach … Continue reading God in Three Perspectives: An Integral Approach to Knowing God

Entertaining Angels (An Integral Reading of Genesis 18.1-15)

In the most recent post in this series on Knowing God, I talked about the strange stories in the Scriptures about what it's like for humans to meet God, and how these stories all resort to playful, or even nonsensical, use of language to get across just how much of a jumbled and contradictory paradox … Continue reading Entertaining Angels (An Integral Reading of Genesis 18.1-15)