1. The Thinking Fellows discuss the doctrine of God.
  2. When we forget that we live by promise, that's when the danger tends to creep in. Because failing to embrace promise means we usually fall back into notions of luck, or even worse--into works.
  3. Logos theology is a theology of presence without division. It is a way of unification, of which the incarnation is the greatest visible example.
  4. To say that whoever loves has been born of God is also to say that those who are born of God are recipients of love. They do not have God because they love but because they are loved.
  5. Sometimes we make the mistake of thinking God's love is like the love we experience in human relationships. But human love is a derivative of God's love. It is lesser.
  6. Fred Rogers did not teach children how to live through a pandemic, but he had many profound things to say about loving our neighbors and finding our identity in that calling.
  7. Freedom is the opposite of woe-dom. We must remind ourselves and teach our children that God's voice is the voice that matters.
  8. Prayer dares to call the impossible into reality. It trusts the One who can do all things to do impossible things. It rests its hope on God’s power and not man’s agency.
  9. There is often no way forward for us without the prophetic lament, because such laments force out our honesty and resentment at the God who does not treat us as we expect to be treated.
  10. God will keep his promises, but how he keeps them is often quite surprising.
  11. God may be all-powerful, but he has an odd way of showing it. He tends to work his power through weakness, brokenness, even a cross.
  12. The prophet Jonah longed for one thing: to see the Assyrian city of Nineveh utterly destroyed by the wrath of God. His wish eventually came true

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