I was wondering if anyone has insight into how both God and humans might relate to time. I’m attempting to write an article for a student publication at my school. Anything from comments to reading suggestions on the topic are welcome!
Some background/thoughts: If God is outside of time, how would he meaningfully interact with beings within time? How should people balance remembering the past, hoping for the future, and living meaningfully in the present? So far I’ve read some of Augustine’s thoughts from the Confessions, some of Meghan Sullivan’s thoughts, some T.S. Eliot, and just recently blundered into Smolin’s theories about time (not with respect to God but rather as a scientific concept). Speaking of Smolin, I’m a little bit confused about which current theories about time are held as being respectable within the scientific community, since Smolin has some interesting but very quirky ideas.
I’m new to the forum, so please let me know if I’m starting this thread right