This issue of Tabletalk features articles explaining that the ordinary Christian life, the life to which all believers are called by the Lord Jesus, is, by its very nature, the radical Christian life. Faithful obedience to God in every sphere of life is considered out of the ordinary by many Christians, but only because we are often disobedient to the radical, transformative call of Christ. This issue will help us better understand what the ordinary Christian life looks like in our families, in our churches, and in our vocations. It will point out examples of ordinary believers throughout Scripture.
What can we know about God? That’s the most basic question of theology, for what we can know about God and whether we can know anything about Him at all determines the scope and content of our study. Here we must consider the teaching of the greatest theologians in history, all of whom have affirmed the “incomprehensibility of God.” By using the term incomprehensible, they are not referring to something we are unable to comprehend or know at all. Theologically speaking, to say God is incomprehensible is not to say that God is utterly unknowable. It is to say that none of us can comprehend God exhaustively.