God’s Gender



From an email that I received:
“If God doesn’t have a gender, why do we say the “Our Father” every week, and why did Jesus frequently talk about the Father? What is the word used in the original languages? Just wondering.”
Here is my answer:
Sex and gender are part of creation. The creator is not. Those concepts have no truth beyond being classifications that are somewhat helpful in some areas of life. As images of God they are about relationship. A parental language is hopefully associated with trust and safety for most, well unless it isn’t. Talking about God is never accurate but a mere struggle for words to speak of the unspeakable. Hosea is famous for using all kinds of images and mixing them.


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