He tilts his head upward, with a thoughtful smile, and says he was fascinated by the monastic rhythm of life that brought one, compulsively and predictably, back to an awareness of the presence of God.
I've always been suspicious of the way Einstein's famous line, "God does not play dice with the universe," gets quoted for vastly different purposes. I wanted to understand what Einstein meant as a physicist when he said that.
Prophets help us connect the dots between the world as it is and the world as it might be. They also tend to emerge in moments and chaos and change. And Walter Brueggemann helps me reclaim some important language.