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Depending on what belief tradition you hail from, your concept of God can be many different things. The most agreed-upon definition of God is as the Divine Creator, the supreme being responsible for all of life as we know it. Some faiths have many gods (spelled with a lowercase “g”), but the Judeo-Christian faiths in particular refer to one capital-“G” God, who is typically represented as male in gender expression. God is usually characterized as the source of all goodness and love, although some traditions emphasize God’s more wrathful aspect. Regardless of temperament, God is generally recognized to be both omnipotent (having unlimited power) and omnipresent (being everywhere at the same time), which means that God’s worshippers can always be heard in their prayers or recognized in their conduct, regardless of where they happen to be. More personally, followers of God typically express that the relationship they share with their Creator is unlike any other relationship in existence, and that their devotion to God is one of the most important aspects of their lives. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

God Is Not a Man (or a Woman)

God is not a man. And while Jesus Christ was (and is) a man and invites us to call God the Father, that does not mean that God is male or that God is only masculine. Is just as theologically correct to use feminine imagery about God as it is to use masculine imagery.

If My God Had a Gender

Why not imagine God as Divine Mother, as Sacred Lover, as Wise Ancestor and Faithful (Female) Friend?

What Is the Sacred Feminine?

An excerpt from Voices of the Sacred Feminine edited by Rev. Dr. Karen Tate.

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