I don’t think we should define God according to how we understand power. I think we should define power according to how we understand God. If God is understood as an enforcer – as an enraged tyrant or dispassionate observer – this leads to one understanding of power. If God is understood as an empowerer – as a catalyzing agent – this leads to another understanding of power. Is power something that God jeaously hords, as if God can’t get enough? Or is power something that God generously grants, as if God has more than enough? How you answer this question has important implications.