..Suppose that we reverse these gears and thrust theology in the direction of weakness and the disavowal of power?" John Caputo - The Weakness of God
We don't have to talk for very long to see the influences he's calling out here. Or the benefit of emphasizing God's connection (not out of pity, or even sense of religious duty) with the marginalized and powerless of the world. Perhaps we've clung to, and over sold God's nature of...well...what we would say "being God". For many of us, that means things like "all-powerful", and "over all things" (able to control, exert His Lordship, etc. etc...) Of course, with all of that in mind, it's easy for us to swear our undying allegiance to Him. As the bumper sticker reminds us..."we win".
But what about swearing our allegiance to the God of the weak? Not that God lacks in anything, but that God is so beyond needing to trump any "power" or "prove" Godself in any way that we could think of. That the real power behind God is not in winning some sort of triumphal "end times battle" where God and Darkness duke it out in a ring (located somewhere near Armageddon, right?) But the triumph comes in revelation of Truth. Darkness was/is powerless from the beginning.
That can certainly offer us freedom for how we exist even now.
As individuals. As a church. As the Church.