“Freedom” is a term we hear used quite a bit these days, especially in view of what’s taking place in many volatile regions nations throughout the world. I’m reminded of the oft heard expression, “Freedom isn’t free.” Yes, freedom is a tremendous gift that we, as Americans, are attempting to ensure and safeguard not only for ourselves, but also for individuals who live under the dictatorship of oppressive regimes.
There is, however, a theological understanding of the term “freedom” that many individuals have never really considered. I’m talking about the teleological, or goal-oriented nature of freedom. (more…)