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The “Almighty” Problem in Scripture

May 26th, 2023 / No Comments

In my book The Death of Omnipotence and Birth of Amipotence, I explain how omnipotence and almighty are not rightly associated with scripture. In this essay, I lay out the problem with English translations of the New Testament that call God “almighty.” Almighty Is Rare “Almighty” appears ten times as a translation of Pantokrator in […]

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7 Reasons Omnipotence Leads to Atheism

May 15th, 2023 / 4 Comments

Evil The experience of evil leads millions to unbelief and most believers to bewilderment. Worshipping God as omnipotent implicates the Almighty as either causing or permitting horrendous events and unnecessary suffering. An omnipotent God is guilty. In my book, The Death of Omnipotence and Birth of Amipotence, I explore why believing God is omnipotent makes […]

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Can God Decide to Stop Giving Life?

May 1st, 2023 / No Comments

At the conclusion of The Death of Omnipotence and Birth of Amipotence, I address the question in this essay title. It comes in my discussion of amipotence, which is the power of God’s uncontrolling love. The Spirit Gives Life The divine Spirit provides integrity, agency, self-organization, and freedom to all creation, depending on their complexity. God gives robust […]

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Why the Church of the Nazarene Should be Fully LGBTQ+ Affirming

April 20th, 2023 / No Comments

My daughter Alexa and I co-edited a collection of essays with the title, Why the Church of the Nazarene Should be Fully LGBTQ+ Affirming. The writers of the essays are current or former members of the denomination. And their writing is simply OUTSTANDING! The essays are divided into three sections: Queer Voices, Ally Narratives, and […]

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Love Before Power

March 13th, 2023 / No Comments

In my forthcoming book, The Death of Omnipotence and Birth of Amipotence, I argue that God’s power is the power of love. And love comes first in God. In previous blogs, I’ve identified reasons we should stop saying God is omnipotent. And I wrote an essay on why “amipotence” is a good alternative. I’m not the first […]

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February 24th, 2023 / No Comments

I’m working on the final chapter of a new book called, The Death of Omnipotence… and Birth of Amipotence. In previous blogs, I’ve identified reasons we should stop saying God is omnipotent. The final chapter in this new book explains the word “amipotence.” Amipotence combines two Latin words ami and potens. The first means “love,” […]

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God’s Nature Qualifies Omnipotence

February 10th, 2023 / 3 Comments

As part of a book I’m writing called The Death of Omnipotence …and Birth of Amipotence, I’m devoting a whole chapter to the qualifications scholars make to omnipotence. The chapter is called “Death by a Thousand Qualifications.” As the title of the chapter suggests, I note thousands of qualifications necessary to make any sense of […]

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Omnipotence Qualified

January 2nd, 2023 / 6 Comments

I’m writing a book on why we should reject the idea God is omnipotent. In a previous blog, I said scripture does not support omnipotence. Hebrew and Greek words often translated as “almighty” in English have been mistranslated. And the meaning of omnipotence is not in the Bible. Greatest Conceivable Being? Since the writings of […]

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Omnipotence Not in Scripture

November 27th, 2022 / 6 Comments

I’m currently writing a book that rejects the doctrine of divine omnipotence. I’ll suggest a replacement I call divine amipotence – the power of love. I introduced the writing project in this previous blog essay. One chapter in my book addresses God’s power described in what Christians call the Old and New Testaments. I’ll argue […]

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