Tiny changes to the universe would mean that it wouldn’t exist. Hence physicists have increasingly talked of a fine-tuned universe which makes the existence of the universe by chance all but impossible. Such intricacy points to some sort of great cosmic intelligence. But who or what is this incredible, mysterious mind? Can we know?
Logos is a Greek word with a broad range of meanings. Philosophers and religious writers in antiquity used it to describe ultimate or cosmic reason, truth, wisdom and the utterance or speech of God. St John, a disciple of Jesus and the writer of the fourth Gospel found in the Bible, uses this word logos, translated into English as Word, to describe Jesus. He begins his Gospel with these words ‘In the beginning was the Word (logos), and the Word (logos) was with God, and the Word (logos) was God…Through Him all things were created…. The Word (logos) became flesh and dwelt among us…full of grace and truth’ (John 1:1-3,14).
Incredible. The One of whom another Biblical writer, St Paul, says ‘Through him and for him (Jesus) all things were created’ and ‘in him all things hold together’ (Colossians 1:16,17), lovingly entered our history, became one of us, makes God known, died, was resurrected and soon will return in glory to raise and deliver from sin, death, and the powers of darkness those who put their trust in him. He will put everything right and rule benevolently over his people forever.
Later St John states that he and the other first disciples who were with Jesus, have seen the Word (logos) of life with their own eyes. They have heard him and touched him (1 John 1:1-3). We humans don’t find God or become enlightened by our intelligence or technological explorations, but through the gift from God of the Word (logos) who becomes flesh and is revealed in the Bible.
The aim of this Page is to be a safe place to explore the ultimate questions of meaning and purpose and to enquire about and discuss the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective.
A Little About Me
I am Pastor Michael Steicke, often referred to as Pastor Mike. I have been a Lutheran Pastor for over 30 years, having served Parishes in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia, before moving to Tasmania to be the Pastor of St Peters Lutheran Parish in Hobart at the beginning of 2016.