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Tripp Fuller’s Open and Relational Christology

October 27th, 2020 / 1 Comment

Tripp Fuller’s book Divine Self-Investment: an Open and Relational Constructive Christology makes an important contribution to understanding Jesus of Nazareth. In this essay, I summarize Fuller’s book. I show how he affirms Jesus as a special expression of divine self-investment. As one who joins Fuller in embracing an open and relational theological vision, I am […]

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A Merry-Go-Round Causes Evil

October 26th, 2020 / No Comments

Sometimes Facebook rants make good discussion starters… “If God created men, women, all creatures, and the universe in six freaking days, why is He so powerless to change the horrible things that happen on earth? He’s freaking God!!! With a wave of hand, He should be able to end all this evil. I have to […]

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Did God Resurrect Jesus Singlehandedly?

October 10th, 2020 / 21 Comments

In books and articles, I’ve argued authentic miracles never involve God’s action alone. Miracles require God and creation. But is this true of Jesus’ resurrection? Many Christians think Jesus’ resurrection the most important miracle of all. The biblical writers say “God raised Jesus from the dead” (Acts 4:10; 5:30; 1 Cor. 6:14; Eph. 1:20; Heb. […]

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How I’m Praying for Trump

October 2nd, 2020 / 9 Comments

President Trump announced on Twitter today that he and Melania tested positive for Covid-19. Most news outlets are assuming the announcement is true. I’ve been wrestling with how to pray for the President. I believe we should pray for our leaders, even though I don’t think the President is leading well. “Praying for the President” […]

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Why Petition a God Who Can’t Control?

July 20th, 2020 / No Comments

Most readers of my book God Can’t appreciate the idea God neither causes nor allows evil. An uncontrolling God of love is not blameworthy. But many wonder what a “God Can’t” view means for understanding petitionary prayer. In my followup book, Questions and Answers for God Can’t, I offer an answer. In fact, I devote […]

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God is One Cause Among Others

June 24th, 2020 / No Comments

Did God create you? Or your parents? I’ve just completed a new book called, Questions and Answers for God Can’t. As the title suggests, it answers questions many readers had after reading my best-selling book, God Can’t. The new book offers whole chapters devoted to eight questions. Topics include prayer, miracles, eschatology, creation, love, Jesus, […]

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Open and Relational Leadership

May 1st, 2020 / No Comments

Leadership studies have blossomed in recent decades. Researchers and writers take recent developments in science, economics, medicine, or politics as their guide when advancing theories in leadership. Others seek insights from great leaders of yesteryear, presidents and prime ministers, coaches, or titans of industry. Leadership books from faith perspectives are also available. Many pick a […]

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