She Who Is and God's Vulnerability

Voices Found Women's Theology Book Group met again last Thursday evening at Borders in Orland Park. This month we discussed Elizabeth Johnson's work, She Who Is. We spent most of our time talking about trinitarian language and Johnson's main question, "How do we rightly name God?" However, we also got into a conversation about vulnerability - our own - and, by virtue of being created in the image of God, the possibility of a vulnerable God.

This morning I preached from the epistle in the BCP lectionary. James' words: "God yearns jealously for the spirit that he has made to dwell in us." For those of you who are used to reading my sermons here, I need to let you know that I did this one without notes. So, alas, you truly had to be there.

In any event, this post is here for any women from Thursday night's group who wish to continue the conversation or for anyone who would like to comment on the notion of a vulnerable God.

Next book group: Thursday, Oct. 19th at 7:30pm, Borders Bookstore in Orland Park. Discussing Letty Russell's Household of Freedom.