Divine Immanence

Divine Immanence

This is the fifth of the series on Preaching the Divine Attributes. Sometimes it can feel like God is so far away. Why? Sure there is the obvious, “Well, I’m a sinner.” But, sometimes God feels far away even when we’re in a state of grace. Why does He do this to us? [Read more…]  Read More →

Divine Transcendence

Divine Transcendence

This is the fourth of the series on Preaching the Divine Attributes. Have you ever noticed the way some companies try to sell their products by raising them to the level of a symbol for something beyond their intrinsic value? I recently saw a commercial for an electronic gadget in which the device was... [Read more...]

Divine Eternity

Divine Eternity

This is the third of the series on Preaching the Divine Attributes. Often God is depicted as an old man—but is he really old? Over all these centuries, has God aged? Christian prayers do not mention God as old, but instead as eternal. But what does that mean? It means that God is not in time—God... [Read more...]

Divine Impassibility

Divine Impassibility

This is the second of the series on Preaching the Divine Attributes. God never wakes up on the wrong side of the bed. God never has a bad day. God never suffers. A slightly fancier way to say this is that God is “impassible.” But doesn’t that drive a huge chasm between us and God? How can... [Read more...]

Divine Simplicity

Divine Simplicity

This is the first of the series on Preaching the Divine Attributes. It’s complicated . . . The part that comes next doesn’t matter. Whatever it is, it won’t be good. Complicated relationships? Bad. Complicated questions? Bad. Complicated answers? Bad. To make the point a bit more pointedly, here’s... [Read more...]

Preaching the Divine Attributes

Preaching the Divine Attributes

What are “the divine attributes”? Unless you read the Catholic Encyclopedia for fun, chances are you have no idea (or you think they’re an indie band). If that sounds about right, you have nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, you’ll find yourself in pretty much the same boat as everyone else. As... [Read more...]