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Revenge is in God’s Hands? – The Revenant

February 4th, 2016 / 2 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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Mary Cooperates with Uncontrolling Love

December 21st, 2015 / 1 Comment

“Be it unto me,” says Mary, the mother of Jesus. She speaks in response to the Spirit’s plans for a special incarnation. And in her consent, Mary becomes a powerful example of what it means to cooperate with God’s uncontrolling love. Biblical Support for Essential Kenosis Many people are saying they find attractive the vision […]

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Renewing Christian Theology

December 6th, 2015 / 1 Comment

Amos Yong’s new book, Renewing Christian Theology: Systematic for a Global Christianity, is simply excellent! Yong is among the leading Pentecostal theologians at work today, if not the leading Pentecostal theologian. The breadth and depth of his theological work is, as far as I know, unparalleled. In this book, Yong uses a broader moniker, however, […]

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My Response to Roger Olson

November 30th, 2015 / 11 Comments

Dear Roger, Thanks for taking the time to review and critique my new book, The Uncontrolling Love of God. I have long been a fan of your work, and I read your blog on occasion. I often find your writing commendable and frequently recommend it to my students and friends.   I consider myself a […]

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