Entries by Micah Wimmer

Christianity Now Guide to James Cone

“Cone’s work marked a decisive shift within theological circles as no longer could one do theology and consider it an objective pursuit, cloistered in academia, for Cone called all those who reflected upon God and the world to think of promoting the liberation of the oppressed as the primary task of theology.”

God’s Not Dead and the Unbelievers: Very Different Movies That Are Exactly The Same

” Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel once wrote that there are no proofs for the God of Israel, only witnesses. For him, faith is not something to be deduced, but something that we intuit, not a piece of knowledge, but an attitude towards life that allows us to perceive the grandeur of existence, standing in awe of that which is beyond our grasp. When we talk about our belief, we must perceive this wonder inherent to our world, becoming witnesses of a God who we cannot prove, but only believe in.”

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Science, Faith, and the Riddles of Life

“This allows persons of faith to avoid feeling threatened by scientific discoveries which may initially appear to impinge on the Bible’s historical accuracy, and leaves science free from unneeded and unwanted intrusions from religion. It is a way of viewing the two separately that aids in answering ‘all possible scientific questions,’ while also seeking to touch upon the ‘riddles of life,’ those which religious faith is uniquely suited to address.”