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A Video Introduction to Open Theism
Here’s a video clip on Open Theism from Greg’s sessions with Travis Reed with The Work of the People. What is Open Theism? Open Theists affirm that God knows all of reality perfectly, so Open Theism really is about the nature and content of the future. Does the future contain real possibilities?
We have to wrestle with this for both biblical reasons and for philosophical reasons. Here are two simple questions:
Biblical Question: If God meticulously ordained the all of the future, then why does the Bible say that God changed his mind 39 different times?
Philosophical Question: If it is eternally certain that I will chose x, then how am I free?
Tags: Free Will, Greg Boyd, Open Future, Open Theism, The Work of the People, Travis Reed
Topics: Open Theism What it is and is not
How do you respond to 1 Peter 1:1–2?
As I read it, I Pet 1:2 is the thematic statement for the whole chapter. As I will show in a moment, the rest of the chapter unpacks this statement, so the rest of the chapter should be used to interpret this statement. In the rest of the chapter we find that believers… * have…
AMBS Webinar on Is God to Blame?
Today is the last day to sign up for a webinar Greg is doing on his book Is God to Blame? Here’s the description from AMBS: Drawing on his acclaimed book, Is God to Blame? : Moving Beyond Pat Answers to the Problem of Suffering, author Greg Boyd confronts the questions we ask when we face real suffering…
Confronting Divine Determinism
Part of the fallen human condition inclines us to shirk our moral responsibility and accept that everything is predetermined, whether by God, the gods, fate, or blind chance. Various forms of determinism have been prevalent in most primitive religions, in much ancient philosophy, in most forms of Islam and even, most surprisingly, in much traditional…
What is the significance of Jeremiah 19:5?
The Lord says that Israel has “gone on building the high places of Baal to burn their children in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, which I did not command or decree, nor did it enter my mind.” Here, as elsewhere, (7:31, 32:35), the Lord expresses disappointment, if not shock, over Israel’s idolatry. The…
If God shouldn’t get blamed when free agents do evil, why should he be thanked when they do good?
Scripture tells us that every good gift comes from God the Father who “does not change like shifting shadows” (Ja 1:17). I interpret this to mean that God is always good and that he’s always working for good. In all circumstances, Paul said, “God is working for the good” (Rom. 8:28). We live and move…
Lighten Up: Greg’s Crazy Drumming Face
Hope you can join us to check out this face in person! $10 suggested donation benefits Haiti missions. May 15 2015, 8:00PM to midnight at The Dugout Bar, 96 Mahtomedi Ave, Mahtomedi, MN