A couple of weeks ago I mentioned on another thread that I believed that a proper understanding of the Christian God ruled out theories of intelligent design. A fellow member asked me to start a new thread, which in turn inspired me to write a series of blog articles, not on the question of intelligent design per se but on the question of divine transcendence and the doctrine of creation.
I have published the first article in the series: “The Christian Distinction.” I invite you to drop by and to read this article and the subsequent articles in the series.
The basic thesis of this article: “In the revelation of the gospel a new and distinct way of thinking divinity and cosmos is introduced. Robert Sokolowski calls it the Christian distinction. God becomes understood as one who might have freely chosen not to create the world, without any diminishment of his goodness and greatness; the world becomes understood as radically contingent, as that which did not have to be.”