What's giving us life this week? Some links, prayers and interviews which made us think in the past week.
Prayer of the week
Yesterday we were crucified with Christ; today we are glorified with him. Yesterday we were dead with Christ; today we are sharing in his resurrection. Yesterday we were buried with him; today we are waking with him from the sleep of death. Amen. Gregory of Nazianzus (329-389)
Approaching the problem of evil
Have you ever wondered about the problem of evil? It goes like this: if God is love and all powerful why is evil still apparent in the world. Having been at the edge of faith In recent years, Thomas Oord has begun to consider a radical solution. Perhaps God can’t stop evil? As shocking as this sounds, Thomas builds firmly on scripture and is deeply honest about the places his solution doesn’t reach. Tune in for a mind bending episode!
The Sacred, an interview by Theos with Andy Crouch
Sacred is an audio interview by Elizabeth Oldfield with leading figures in which they discuss issues that the interviee holds as ‘sacred’. In this episode Andy Crouch, Andy talks about the value of language and the state of US politics, including the presidential election.
Justin Welby: an article on Reimagining Britain
Archbishop Welby has recently published “Reimagining Britain” a book about how we live out our faith in society, and what sort of place and community we want to live in one generation from now. Here is his own take on the book published on the Lambeth Palace website.