Mike and Todd discuss the work of Jack Miles and the different experiences and perspectives on God found in the Bible. Approached as a biography, the Bible crafts a fascinating and dynamic story of God’s developing character and God’s developing relationship with humanity. God is at times creator, destroyer, liberator, lawgiver, conqueror, executioner, wife, Holy One, recluse, puzzle, and Ancient of Days. And then, for Christians, the development and new birth of God as human being, co-sufferer, and teacher of nonviolence and universal love.
Trevor talks with Todd about why he believes in God, his personal relationship with God, its challenges, spiritual experiences, the importance of myth and narrative, and religious community.
Alex and Todd sit down again to talk about religion. Alex asks Todd about his faith and his deep interest in religious issues. Why take religion, God, and scripture seriously?