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More (Unconvincing) Reasons Some Accept Creatio Ex Nihilo

February 1st, 2017 / 3 Comments

In a previous post, I listed three reasons some Christians think God created our universe from nothing. I was unconvinced by those reasons. Here are three more reasons some people embrace creatio ex nihilo. Although some are interesting, I also find these reasons unconvincing. Science Requires the Traditional View There are strong scientific reasons to […]

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Love Research Needs a Definition

January 27th, 2017 / 6 Comments

Research in science and religion captivates me. Adding the dimension of love to this research motivates me in powerful ways. Making sense of life requires exploring science and religion with help from philosophy. In fact, I can’t imagine answering well the big questions of life while ignoring any of the three. We wonder, “Why is […]

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A New View of Creation

January 16th, 2017 / 12 Comments

I’m writing a book that offers a new theory of initial creation. It’s a project I’ve wanted to do for some time. To help my thinking, I’m asking friends and readers to comment on the issues. So far, the comments I’ve been sent have been very helpful, and I’m incorporating them in my writing. I […]

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The Best is Yet to Be?

January 1st, 2017 / No Comments

The idea that life could get better strikes some as naïve. With recent elections, wars and their chaotic aftermath, looming ecological disasters, and more, it seems absurd that things can get better.  Some even say things inevitably getting worse. I disagree. The Pessimists Pessimists will admit that improvement of a certain sort can be made.  […]

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My Response to John Sanders

December 12th, 2016 / 5 Comments

In an article published recently in the Wesleyan Theological Journal, John Sanders raises concerns about and criticizes my theological proposals in The Uncontrolling Love of God. In this essay, I answer his criticisms and explain my views in greater depth. Introduction The problem of evil is conundrum for those who believe in God. Unsolved, it […]

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2 Giveaways and 1 Request

November 26th, 2016 / 2 Comments

I have two theology giveaways and one book award contest request. FIRST GIVEAWAY I’m giving away 2 autographed theology books to a lucky winner selected randomly. Click here to enter. The first theology book is a first edition, autographed copy of John B. Cobb, Jr.’s influential book, A Christian Natural Theology. The book was published 50 years ago! […]

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Thanksgiving and the Uncontrolling God

November 23rd, 2016 / No Comments

The Thanksgiving holiday is a terrific time to talk theology. But some theologies make more sense when offering thanks to God. Whether the setting is private or public, secular or sacred, hundreds of millions express gratitude. For what, however, are we to thank God? What credit is due the divine? And which theologies best account for […]

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