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How to Measure God's Goodness and Glory: Thoughts after the Storm

This morning I watered my lawn. Houston is flooded. The storm was supposed to flood the Coastal Bend, and I am watering my lawn.

Theology is sometimes a scary word. Theology for many is seen as a leisurely activity of the pretentious and smart who sit in libraries or coffee shops and read books. In the real world, theology is an exercise by the those who question. Many in Texas have acted as a theologian this week. When why ask “Why did God...”, we are theologians. In times like this theology matters.

God has Glory. God is good. These are all true. Even in a storm.

As Christians and skeptics alike ask why and how God is involved in all of this, we become theologians. Our faith and our ideas of God are put to work and tested. I want to list a few scriptures, observations, definitions, and a hymn that I have pondered today.
God has Glory. Scripture as a definition.  Biblical glory is a word that is often stolen by a worldly idea of glory. It becomes synonymous with power or prestige. B…
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