I had surgery this past Tuesday for a total hip replacement. I was released from the hospital on Thursday. I'm now home, rehabbing. Linda is helping me - she is incredible!
This time provides opportunities to read. For Christmas I received four books. Two of them fuel my cosmic wonder, as expressed in Psalm 8:4-8.
The first is Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries that Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe, by philosopher of science Stephen Meyer. The second is by astrophysicist Katie Mack, The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking).
The third gift book is Divine Impassibility: Four Views of God's Emotions and Suffering, edited by Robert J. Matz and A. Chadwick Thornhill. This book addresses these questions. Does God suffer? Does God experience emotions? Does God change? How should we interpret passages of Scripture that seem to support one view or the other? And where does the incarnation and Christ's suffering on the cross fit into this?
The fourth book I'm getting into is Still Time to Care: What We Can Learn from the Church's Failed Attempt to Cure Homosexuality, by Greg Johnson. What attracted me to this book were the reviews, by these authors I respect.