The Gospel According to Rowan Williams

I’ve begun to study the works of Rowan Williams, and I like him a lot.

I have been going through a rough patch in my faith, wondering what it all means, and where it all comes to a head. I’ve been worried about the future, and this is the best advice I’ve heard in a long time.
What does it mean to be at home with God? It means this, trust what Jesus says God is like.
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4 thoughts on “The Gospel According to Rowan Williams

  1. Hi, Eli,

    Very nice–simple, clear, and profound. My own belief is that Jesus “said what God is like” not in words, but through his actions. He lived what God is like.

    It’s so easy for people to take words and twist them for their own aims. Actions–loving the outcast, healing the “untouchables”, sharing meals with “sinners”–are much more difficult to misinterpret, or re-interpret.

    But that’s just my take 🙂

    Hope you’re well. I’ll be down your way (more or less) in just over a month!

    Take care,


    • I believe that it’s not an either/or, it’s a both/and.

      Actions are truly much more difficult to interpret wrongly if you let them speak on a ground level, but even there, there is possible misinterpretation. That’s why it takes both, I think that Jesus’ mission to the poor and the outcast is reflected in his theology and vice-versa, and that you cannot make sense of the one without the other.

      thanks for the comment.

      miss ya!


  2. Agreed, as long as we can trust that what the New Testament records is an accurate representation of what Jesus thinks of God. Otherwise it’s a nice sounding basic theology without any teeth.

    • well, it’s not just the new testament, but the Tradition as well, and between the two of them, we have a very accurate picture of Jesus.

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