A Spiritual Journey for the Epiphany and the Season After
What we believe about God has real-world consequences.
And that’s why we need to explore what we mean when we think and speak about God. For too long the vision of God as a man in the sky has held us captive. This ‘God’ dispenses blessings to the faithful and curses to the faithless. And ‘He’ intervenes (sometimes) in response to prayer. This picture of God has not changed in centuries. It’s time to move beyond our limited, safe, knowable, certainty about God. We need a bigger God that is truly worthy of the name. But for God to be God, God must be Unknown.
The Season from the Epiphany to the Transfiguration is traditionally focussed on who Christ is. Coming immediately after Christmas, it invites us to get to know the person whose birth we have just celebrated. And it invites us to see how the glory of God is revealed in Jesus. In this sense, it also calls us to examine our beliefs about God and allow them to grow and change.
INTO THE UNKNOWN leads us on a journey to encounter God through seven different metaphors. Like different lenses, each chapter helps us to let go of our existing ideas of God and invites us to encounter God in a new and deeper way. This journey is based on the conviction that God is beyond our ability to know. Yet, paradoxically, we also discover that the Unknown God can be known. And that promises to lead us into a richer and more meaningful experience of God.
To download the first chapter (for the Epiphany) as a free sample, click here.