24 February 2006
Love your mother: Church of England Bishop of Bolton, the Rt. Rev. David Gillett, has called upon Christians to recognize the “motherhood” of God, and to de-masculinize the divine by remembering that a “mothering” God isn’t a feminist heresy, but a long-standing part of Christian spirituality and an “important corrective to dominant masculine images.” Writing in Crux magazine, Bishop Gillet writes, “It is important that we do not perpetuate the understanding that God is a man. In the Bible God is neither man nor woman; there is a complete absense of sexual reference to God.”