Kathy Vestal reminds us of our human limitations in our knowledge of God

June 25, 2013

Christianity means not knowing all the answers
Writing for  Red Letter Christians, EEWC member Kathy Vestal says, “It seems to me it’s unchristian to claim, or even aim, to know all the answers about God.”  She drives home the point that there is no way we could possibly know all there is about God because we are finite and God is infinite, and that furthermore, we are “twisting our religion” if we think it’s about knowledge in the first place. “Could it be,” Kathy asks,  “that perhaps our spiritual response is not meant to be that we know everything about God, since by design, we cannot? Perhaps if we can see our place in creation, our spiritual reaction is more one of awe and worship, amazement and wonder.”

Letha Dawson Scanzoni
Letha Dawson Scanzoni (1935-2024) was an independent scholar, writer, and editor, and the author or coauthor of nine books. In 1978, she and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott wrote Is the Homosexual My Neighbor?, one of the earliest books urging evangelical Christians to rethink their views on homosexuality (updated edition, 1994, HarperOne). More recently, Letha coauthored (with social psychologist David G. Myers) What God Has Joined Together: The Christian Case for Gay Marriage (HarperOne, 2005 and 2006). Another of Letha’s most well-known books is All We’re Meant to Be: Biblical Feminism for Today, coauthored with Nancy A. Hardesty (Word Books, 1974; revised edition, Abingdon, 1986; updated and expanded edition, Eerdmans, 1992). Letha served as editor of Christian Feminism Today in both its former print edition (EEWC Update) and its website for 19 years until her retirement in December 2013.


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