About the title….
I should explain.
Philosophers are royally dissed, (and rightly so) if they do not reveal their axioms upfront. I see no reason why theologians should receive a free pass in this matter, so here is mine.
I think God takes a vital interest in every aspect of our lives. Not only the touchy feely parts, but the steely-eyed, thoroughly secular activities of Wall Street, Super PACS, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, state and federal legislation, the upcoming presidential election, underwater mortgages, the NRA, “farmaggedon”, school shootings, the wired world, terrorist activities, free market capitalism and the 2008 economic meltdown – just to name a few.
It’s all God’s business, and it’s our business too. As someone whose name I cannot recall once said (and I paraphrase), one voice crying in the wilderness is good, okay? But many voices crying in the marketplace? Priceless.