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So much theology does not do justice to the reality of the world. Any theology that’s going to claim to be authentic must be done on the edge of a mass grave of gassed children. If we can’t state our theology there, then it’s useless. We must never block out the pain of this world. We must let it on the inside of our skin. In this video interview, Greg shares how honestly facing the specific evil of the Nazi extermination camps impacted his theology.
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Topics: The Problem of Evil
Does The Open View Limit God?
Suppose you and I both agree that God is omniscient and thus knows all of reality, but we disagree over, say, the number of trees on a certain plot of land. I say there are 1,300 and you say there are 2,300. You wouldn’t say that I am limiting God because he knows fewer trees…
Greg Uncovers Flaws in Aquinas, and It Could Change Everything
In this episode Greg shares some intriguing insights about Aquinas and Aquinas’ concept of God.
Lighten Up: The Problem of Suffering
The book of Job according to the Peanuts.
Christ-Centered or Cross-Centered?
The Christocentric Movement Thanks largely to the work of Karl Barth, we have over the last half-century witnessed an increasing number of theologians advocating some form of a Christ-centered (or, to use a fancier theological term, a “Christocentric”) theology. Never has this Christocentric clamor a been louder than right now. There are a plethora of…
When the Bible Isn’t Clear
Mark Grapengater via Compfight Roger Olson wrote a post today entitled How to Solve a Theological Dilemma when Scripture Doesn’t Clearly Solve It: An Exercise in Theological Method. The title itself is provocative and problematic if you’re a fundamentalist, so Roger spends some time dealing with the mindset of fundamentalism. This is a really valuable read if…