Thursday, February 17, 2005

The Theology of Relativity

Thanks to Ales Rarus for posting this quotation:

"Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity."
Albert Einstein

So what does that say to us about heaven? It seems like a minute?

I had some interesting comments on the whol Speed of Light theology. Kathryn tells me that Colin is apparently uncertain of the validity of the basis of relativity for the theology Tony Campolo was speaking about and Lev expressed concern that we start from science in our theology. Campolo was worried when we start from the cerebral in our theology.

So is the place to start in our heart? Surely that could lead us to picture God in our own image?

Of course an obvious starting place is the Bible but it is fascinating how little that text actually speaks about the nature of God. It SHOWS the nature of God but the word trinity never features, for example.

This is really the age old debate...

Where is the focus of your faith?

The Bible
The Holy Spirit

How do those relate?

It's interesting that there are three of them. How very Trinitarian!

The emphasis that we place as Christians on those three says a lot about us as individuals I think. I'm rather inclined to say that, just like the Holy Trinity, they are inextricably linked and with no hierarchy as we think of hierarchy and to be Moltmannian for a second, it is more important to focus on how those RELATE to each other than to worry about structure.

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