“So much blood, sweat, and tears have been caused by confusing teaching about God’s power. So it’s important to make entirely clear that God always acts as one actor among others in every situation. Perhaps we have to say also that God could act in no other way. Oord clears away the idea that God could set aside all other factors and just make anything at all happen at any time. If we know what God does do, our prayers can be sensible and helpful, our lives can be enriched by our faith. Faith can be a natural and healthy part of all that we do. Thanks, Tom, for guiding us so wisely.”
John B. Cobb, Jr.
Professor Emeritus, Claremont School of Theology