Can faith as trusting God make a difference? Absolutely&3151;by relieving our anxiety over self-justification and the need to scapegoat others. When we discover we don't justify ourselves because God has justified us, we become free. What Sin Boldly! points to is the presence of the crucified and living Christ in the human soul, placed there by the Holy Spirit. And this becomes transformative.More info →
God–The World’s Future is Ted Peters’ magnum opus, his most complete work. Now in its second edition with a third edition under way, this complete though brief text in systematic theology is used widely in English speaking and Korean speaking seminaries. It’s central theme is the gospel, defined as telling the story of Jesus with its significance. Part of the significance of the Jesus story is the prophecy that a new world is coming, a new creation that retroactively transforms our lives now, in the present.More info →
Using the principles of “Big History,” Ted Peters’s God in Cosmic History: Where Science and History Meet Religion broadens the scope and method of traditional history in order to make room for the all-important God question. This expanded history pauses on the “Axial Age” of human history: a moment during the first millennium in which questions of transcendence first simultaneously arose in distinct locations around the world. By exploring this threshold in cosmic history, Peters demonstrates the way the arrival of the God question marked a radical new human consciousness, one that ultimately laid the groundwork for the modern age.More info →
“God.” She started a prayer. Her thoughts drifted. As if in a theater seat, she watched her life’s past dramas. The faces of the three young men who put her life in peril at the Cheltenham station flashed on her mental stage. She relived the terrifying moment she saw the northbound train about to decapitate her. Then Orpah Tinnen walked into the scene. Leona thought of her son, Magnus, decapitated by the Iranian military. She remembered her moment in the church kitchen, her moment of remembrance of the blood-spattered chest of the executed prisoner.
“God,” she muttered. She paused. “God, you have got such a fucked up world. Why did you put me here like a pin cushion to feel every prick of its pain? Yes, I want to love your world as much as you do. But, goddammit, it’s hard. I’d like to ask the Holy Spirit for the wisdom and strength to trust in what I cannot see. But, goddammit, I’m too pissed off to think it’s worthwhile. I hope your grace covers me. Amen.”More info →