An immutable God?
October 19, 2023
Immutable, unchanging, incapable of being changed. It is what we were taught when asked to describe characteristics of God. Other attributes in some way flowed easier — omniscient, invisible, immortal, ever-lasting. The labels sounded important and deified. As a child, I understood God to be active in our every day lives, never shirking opportunities to love us. Why, then, did God often seem far away?
I theorized that the distance grew whenever we used clumsy sounding language, like “immutable,” without fully understanding its import. A god that never changes is problematic wh...