I often feel like I’m supposed to have the spiritual stuff of life all figured out. I think I mostly feel that expectation from other people; after all, I am a clergy-card-carrying pastor. That doesn’t mean every person expects this of me. I do plenty of projecting onto unsuspecting, even anonymous, people, assuming I know what they’re thinking. Turns out, what I do have figured out is that I’m still a work in process. But I digress.
I don’t have all the “spiritual” stuff figured out.
- Like, the problem of evil. Why?
- God’s take on the notion of “original sin.”
- Why God heals some people and not others. Or does he?
- Why God protects some people from certain death in the face of danger and allows others to die. Or does he?
- What it means to be made in God’s image.
God’s image. There’s a “spiritual stuff” question. You and I…created in God’s image. Really? Just what might that mean? There are many explanations about what it means to be image-bearers of almighty God. Among those explanations are the following…