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Squirrels as Spiritual Icons

March 23rd, 2016 / 1 Comment

As far as I know, no scripture or great piece of spiritual literature praises the squirrel. We find references to foxes, eagles, snakes, and locusts. Judah is a lion. Doves are harmless. Sparrows have value, even though not much. But nothing on the squirrel. It’s not that squirrels are rare. They live on every inhabitable […]

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Revenge is in God’s Hands? – The Revenant

February 4th, 2016 / 4 Comments

The Revenant is in my opinion and the opinions of many, this year’s best picture. Revenge, a common plotline of action movies, drives the main character. But The Revenant’s storylines and conclusion raise questions about who properly takes revenge. The movie is based on the true struggle for survival of trapper-hunter Hugh Glass (played by […]

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Free Chapter 1 Download

February 2nd, 2016 / No Comments

“We all want to make sense of life.” That’s the opening line of my book, The Uncontrolling Love of God. This month – February – I’m offering a free download of the book’s first chapter. The book is theological. But I address issues of science, philosophy, Scripture, and more. In my view, theology alone does […]

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Avoiding the Mystery Card

January 20th, 2016 / 14 Comments

I’ve been reading what great and not so great theologians say about evil. The vast majority believe an almighty God could stop evil. But they don’t know why a loving God doesn’t do so. It’s a mystery, they say. I’ve recently published a book that solves the problem of evil. The Uncontrolling Love of God offers […]

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Rethinking Trinity

January 6th, 2016 / 11 Comments

Keith Ward’s new book, Christ and the Cosmos: A Reformulation of Trinitarian Doctrine, inspires me. It offers ideas whose basic form I’ve been pondering for some time. But Ward puts those ideas in explicit language and encourages me to think more creatively than I have previously! I’ve been asked to write a full-length review/evaluative article […]

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