Ep. 125 Characteristics of the Divine: How We Talk about God

In Good Faith - Season 6, Episode 32

  • Sep 25, 2022 6:00 am
  • 52:50 mins

The Divine often reveals itself to us in ways that are deeply personal and unique to our own tradition. Despite the power of these experiences, we can sometimes become complacent in how we experience divinity, and deprive ourselves from finding God in new ways. In this episode, we hear different ideas about God's characteristics and attributes. First, we hear from Dr. Abhishek Ghosh, a religious studies professor and the Director of the Institute for Vaishnava Studies in Gainesville, Florida. Then we spoke with La Thao in Wisconsin, who works for Christian Campus ministry group InterVarsity, and recently co-wrote "Learning Our Names" a book of advice and experiences aimed specifically at young Asian-American Christians. We hear from call-in listeners from Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Utah, who share their encounters with aspects of God. Next is Buddhist publisher Samuel Bercholz who, in a near death experience, found himself in Hell. Finally, we hear from A Helwa, Muslim poet and author who's work explores Islamic theology from a perspective of God's boundless love.