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Books I’ve Been Reading

January 30th, 2015 / 1 Comment

It’s hard to overestimate the formative power of books! And I’ve been reading some excellent ones lately. I typically post a list of about ten books I’m reading every six months or so. But I missed my last installment. So I’m offering a double portion this time. Some of the books I have been reading […]

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Polkinghorne’s Open and Relational Path

January 16th, 2015 / No Comments

I’ve been thinking about the various paths Christians take to embracing open and relational theology. John Polkinghorne is among those for whom science led to open and relational themes. For Polkinghorne and many other science and religion scholars, it makes sense to say an open and relational God creates an open and relational universe. My […]

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Does it Make Sense to Believe in Miracles?

December 5th, 2014 / 26 Comments

In the final chapter of my current book on providence, I address the issue of miracles. This book project is funded as part of a larger grant I received to explore what it means to believe God acts providentially in a world of randomness. Much of my discussion in this last chapter revolves around various […]

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Pannenberg Dies; An Interview

September 8th, 2014 / 2 Comments

One of the most influential theologians in the latter half of the 20th century, Wolfhart Pannenberg, has died. I sat down with Pannenberg a decade or so ago to talk about his life and thought. For the first time in print, here's my full-length interview with him.

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The Most Neglected Issue in Explanations of Evil

September 4th, 2014 / 12 Comments

In my current book, I offer a model of providence I call “Essential Kenosis.” One of my main arguments is that this model gives a plausible reason why a loving and powerful God fails to prevent genuine evil. One aspect of my argument, however, addresses what we might call God's "constitution." I find this aspect neglected more than any other by those who address the problem of evil.

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