We live in an increasingly polarized world. Politically and ideologically, the divisions in our society seem sharper than before.
Mother’s Day makes me think about God’s maternal side. Christianity is guilty of a patriarchal history that has been oppressive of women. Our conception of God as masculine, e.g. God as Father or King, certainly contributes to our slide into patriarchy. Although written in patriarchal contexts, the Bible itself does not refer to God exclusively in masculine metaphors. There are, albeit few, feminine metaphors used to describe God in the Bible. In this article I want to highlight the maternal or motherly metaphors used.
Facts are a subset of truth.
This is the sixth question in our series on apologetics called Redemptive Windows, where Christian Reformed Campus Ministers answer faith-challenging questions sent in by CC readers. You can view earlier articles at christiancourier.ca.
Psychologist and author Dr. Archibald Hart cautioned Christians not to confuse being spiritual with having adrenaline arousal. In fact, Hart suggests that this confusion can be harmful to our spiritual growth.