I live with a three-year-old theologian many of whose questions beg in vain for an answer from her theologian-father. Recent months have seen us doing some exegesis on the Lord’s Prayer (apparently one of the funniest prayers ever written), and we’ve also discussed the Nicene Creed together (apparently it’s unnecessarily long: ‘it doesn’t need to be that long’). Here’s a few of her recent pronouncements:
- ‘Because Jesus is God raised from the dead, then God must have a penis’.
- ‘God is exactly like Jesus. There is no other God’.
- ‘The cross means that God is a wonderful boy … but God’s not really a boy or a girl’.
- ‘It’s OK when we don’t know how to pray because Jesus can pray for us’.
- ‘I don’t understand the Spirit’.
Makes me seriously excited about being a father, and about discovering together with my daughter the wonderful life of the God made known in Jesus.