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More Words

We continue to talk about words people use to describe God.  Today I turn to some “negative” words Trickster/Joker – I was a little surprised to see trickster/joker on the list.  I don’t know if I have ever heard God described in this way.  I take it to imply somebody seeing God as a deceiver who […]

More Words for Jesus

Today I take a look at some more positive words for God. Friend – Without a doubt, God is a friend.  A friend is someone you share close moments with.  A friend is someone you can count on to always be there.  A friend helps you become a better person.  A friend tells you the truth.  A […]

Some Negative Descriptions

Today, I continue to talk about “negative” words that some people use to describe God.  Of course, when I use the term “negative” I am already beginning to show my disapproval of the term. Punisher – Does God want to punish us?  No, God would be much happier if he did not have to punish […]

Using Words to Describe God

Here I continue with a few more words one might use to describe God.  For the rest of the series, see “Images of God”.  Everlasting/Eternal – These two words appear together on the list I am working from but I don’t see them quite the same when it comes to describing God.  Everlasting tells us that […]

More Words to Describe God

A couple of days ago I started to write about words that people might use to describe God.  I started with tyrant, policeman, and stern judge.  Today, I would like to reflect on some positive words. All Powerful One – Without a doubt, God is all-powerful.  There is nothing that is possible to do that […]

How Do You Describe God?

None of us has seen God but we can each have our own way of describing our experience of God.  Recently, my spiritual director gave me a list of words that people may use to describe God.  He asked me to look at the words and ask myself does the word fit my image of […]