Thomas Jay Oord’s book, God Can’t, rethinks God’s power as a means of explaining evil. “Given that we start with God’s power…we end up giving God the kind of capabilities that make God culpable; in other words, morally responsible for not only causing but allowing bad things…I think there are good biblical reasons to object to that standard view of Gods power.” In this podcast, we talk about how God’s power, his sovereignty, is best understood through the uncontrolling love of God.

Quotes:

“Regarding our understanding of the power of God…when Hollywood puts together a movie about God, they call it, Bruce Almighty, not Bruce All Loving”

“When I look at, as John Wesley would say, “the whole tenor and scope of scripture,” the themes of love were dominant themes.”

“The idea that God single-handedly brings about the events in the world is not an idea I can find anywhere in the bible…”

For more on Thomas Jay Oord
www.thomasjayoord.com

Podcast intro and outro music by Wilde Assembly

Derek Turner Follower of Jesus, in love with @sarahjturner, father to @caro.turn & @kaaatters, owner of Milo, pastor @rivercharlotte. Amazed by Grace
www.rivercharlotte.com

Jason Clark is a writer, speaker, and lead communicator at A Family Story ministries. His mission is to encourage sons and daughters to grow sure in the love of an always-good heavenly Father. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children.

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  1. Thomas Jay Oord

    Thanks for this conversation. I enjoyed it!

    Tom

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    • Jason Clark

      Loved every second of it! So thankful for you!

      Reply

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