Posts under "Love and Altruism"

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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Evil is Random, Even for God

November 5th, 2015 / 7 Comments

We all want to make sense of life. The stakes for Christians in the endeavor to make sense of life are as high as stakes can be. I’ve been thinking for some time about two major questions in my quest to make sense of life. The first is familiar to just about everyone, at least […]

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What Forgiveness Is

August 4th, 2015 / 6 Comments

In my previous essay, I talked about what forgiveness is not. Now let me talk about what it is. As I write this, I’m aware that I can’t cover all topics related to forgiveness. And I’m aware that I speak primarily from my own experience, aided by my interpretation of the wisdom found in Scripture, […]

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What Forgiveness Is Not

August 1st, 2015 / 12 Comments

A series of painful events in my life have me pondering anew the meaning of forgiveness. Family and friends have also asked for help as they struggle to forgive those who hurt them. I want to share some ideas I’ve found helpful in my own efforts to forgive in the midst of pain. An impressive […]

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Ten Lessons of Love

July 27th, 2015 / 12 Comments

I spoke at The Table church about what has been happening in my life and at Northwest Nazarene University in recent weeks, months, and years. I tried to share my testimony in terms of ten love lessons I have been learning. The full talk/sermon was recorded as a video (thanks, Hal Paul), and you can […]

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NNU Students Go the Extra Mile

May 1st, 2015 / 2 Comments

My spring semester undergraduate class at NNU explored the topic of love. We looked the theology, philosophy, science, and practice of love.  And I challenged them to love extravagantly! In addition to reading, lectures, films, and other class material, I challenged my Love Class students with a special project. I asked them to go the […]

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The Problem of Good

May 29th, 2014 / 33 Comments

The book I am currently writing explores God’s providence in relation to randomness and purpose, evil and good. In it, I offer solutions both to the problem of evil and the problem of randomness. But I also address a third, little discussed “problem:” the problem of good.

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