In light of recent discussions of divine impassibility, it is worth making the appeal: this is a frequently caricatured doctrine, and we need to work hard to understand what Christians of previous generations meant by it, and why they felt it to be so important.
J.I. Packer captured the heart of the doctrine well: "the Christian mainstream has construed impassibility as meaning, not that God is a stranger to joy and delight, but rather that his joy is permanent, clouded by no involuntary pain."
Here are two resources I have found useful in previous years on divine impassibility, an article from @DZRishmawy
and book by Rob Lister: https://gavinortlund.com/2014/01/27/two-helpful-resources-on-divine-impassibility/
And here's a helpful article by @scottrswain
, looking at Zwingli on how divine impassibility relates to the gospel: https://www.reformation21.org/blogs/zwingli-divine-impassibility-a.php
Here's a more recent article by @DZRishmawy
, more explicitly engaging how impassibility interfaces with our calling to lament evil: https://mereorthodoxy.com/god-hears-laments/
And here's one more by @wagraham
(Forgive me if I am leaving off any helpful resources; I've spent limited time on Twitter recently.)
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