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Life in the Spirit: Out of Control?

June 28th, 2016 / No Comments

Guest Post by Rev. Robert Luhn Recently, the church where I am serving as interim pastor completed a video Bible study series,”When The Spirit Moves” by Jim Cymbala. He’s the senior pastor of the dynamic Brooklyn Tabernacle. Lesson 5 entitled “Who’s In Control?,” contained Rev. Cymbala’s teaching on being filled with the Holy Spirit. Cymbala […]

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Why, God, Can’t You Control this Madness?

June 23rd, 2016 / No Comments

Guest Post by Mike Edwards We all ask “why” questions. Some question why so much evil exists if God truly loves. The problem of evil is one main reason people indicate as why they don’t believe in God. There may not be a satisfactory answer for many, but how we respond to this question can […]

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Why Relational Theism Really Matters

June 18th, 2016 / No Comments

Guest Post by Tyron Inbody “Nothing happens that is not the will of God.” This is not only the reassurance offered by many Christian pastors, counselors, and friends in times of horrible suffering. It is the logical conclusion of Christian classical theism. A friend dies at age 45 of uterine cancer, a teen aged daughter […]

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All Part of a Plan?

June 14th, 2016 / No Comments

Guest Post by Graden Kirksey We’ve all heard the sayings before: “There’s no way to understand because God’s ways are just higher than our ways,” “Everything happens for a reason,” and “It’s all just a part of God’s plan.” These statements say a great deal about how we view God and God’s activity in the world. […]

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Take a Walk to Rock Bottom

June 9th, 2016 / 5 Comments

Guest Post by Adam Watkins Once while traveling for business in Phoenix, AZ, I had an extra day before I flew out at 8 p.m. I felt drawn north, to the Grand Canyon. I rented a car, drove three hours to the canyon, paid the entry fee, saw the canyon, took a few photos, drove back, and barely […]

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The God of Chance

June 7th, 2016 / 1 Comment

Guest Post by Bradford McCall In his book, The Uncontrolling Love of God, Thomas Jay Oord says randomness and chance  are real occurrences in the natural environment. I agree. I find the notion of randomness and chance as operative in nature consonant with my view of a God who lures creation to higher levels of complexity through the […]

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Theo-Photo-Urban-Nature

June 3rd, 2016 / 3 Comments

A theologian. With a camera. Exploring nature. In Chicago. Those four elements introduce intriguing possibilities. I know, because I am that theologian-photographer who made photographs in Chicago. Making Photographs I say I “make” photographs. Good photography often results when a photographer works from a vision and uses a camera to portray an intriguing subject. Good […]

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God and Morality

June 2nd, 2016 / No Comments

Guest Post by John Daniel Holloway, III There is a theist maxim of uncertain origin that states, “If God does not exist, everything is permitted.” In other words, morality cannot exist without God. As those like C. S. Lewis claim, our sense of morality is evidence of the existence of a moral God. Without God […]

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Creation Eagerly Awaits

May 31st, 2016 / 2 Comments

Guest Post by Chris Baker  “What happens in the end?” It is one of the “big questions” people have been wondering about from time immemorial. Many answers have been offered through the years. Some say in the end there is nothing. We live, we die and then we cease to exist. Others say in the […]

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