An Open Future

“Faith pivots on the belief that by the power of the Spirit Jesus died not into nothingness, into annihilation, but into the embrace of the living God. In solidarity with this victim, God encompassed him with loving power that ultimately transformed him to new life. The resurrection opens up a future for the crucified one.” – Elizabeth A. Johnson

A Sadistic God?

“…the idea that Jesus was deliberately handed over and abandoned by his Father to the fate of death is intolerable. When you think about it, what kind of Father is this? A sadist. Even Abraham drew back from killing his own son. This construal of the cross blames the Father for what was in fact done by the history of human injustice.” – Elizabeth A. Johnson