Category: Theology

Mercy – some thoughts by Janette Ross

Psalm 89: 1:   I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever ….” How often do we use the words ‘mercy’ and ‘mercies’, both in our prayers and daily conversation, and even in the odd meaningless exclamation: ‘Mercy on us!’ But what is mercy? It has been said that grace is when we get… Read more »

Hope in Prophetic Theology – Eric Myhill

In his book, God in Creation (1985), German theologian, Jurgen Moltmann, distinguishes between God’s initial creation and his creative activity in history. For a long time theological tradition limited God’s creative work to the original bringing into being of creation; his creative activity in history was seen as his preserving and accompanying work. He believes,… Read more »

Is God in Control?

I often hear well-meaning Christians attempt to reassure themselves and others when a disaster strikes (e.g. the Covid-19 pandemic) by saying words such as, “Don’t worry, God is in control.” I believe that they are confusing the doctrine of the Sovereignty of God with their belief that God is, ultimately, in control of everything. I… Read more »