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Milbanks and the Satan in Nature Hypothesis

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Some of you may be familiar with John Milbank, one of the founders of a movement called “Radical Orthodoxy.” (His best known book is Theology and Social Theory). I don’t agree with everything he writes,…

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A Meeting With the Grand Master

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Hello my brilliant blogging friends, Today (Friday) was the grand finale of the science and open theology conference, and what a finale it was! Our visiting guest was Sir. John Polkinghorne, the grand master of…

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The Emergent Self

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In our next-to-last session at the Quincy Science and Theology conference, Dr. Bill Hasker (Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Huntington University) presented a comprehensive argument for what he calls “the emergent self” (or “soul”). It…

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A Frustrating Debate

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Hope you all had a nice fourth of July! God bless America — and all other countries!! To be honest, I have a little bit of trouble really getting into this particular holiday. Should I…

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The Science of Forgiveness

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Well, the conference took a different turn today. We talked about forgiveness — not exactly a topic you’d think would arise at a science and theology conference! Our discussion was led by Dr. Everett Worthington,…

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Reflections on the Body, Soul, and Spirit

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Hello comrads in the great and mighty battle! Trust all is going well for you. I’m still out here in Quincy at the Science and Theology Conference. I’m starting to really ache for my family…

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Historical Fall, Historical Redemption

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Hello my Blogging Buds,I’m still out here in Quincy. I’m missing my adorable wife and family terribly. I’m missing my friends. I’m missing my dogs. But, as compensation, I’m enjoying great intellectual stimulation. Life is…

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Back to the Drawing Board on the “Gap Theory”

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Heh folks, I’ve heard from quite a number of you, and I’m delighted you’re enjoying my daily posts on the Science and Theology Conference out here in Quincy. (I also know its not everyone’s cup…

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A Great Time Talking Faith and Politics

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Hi folks,I took Wednesday off from the Science and Theology conference to fly out to Washington D.C. and participate in a one day Conference on Faith and Politics, alongside Jim Wallis, Tony Campolo, and Melissa…

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Satan and the Carnage of Nature

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Hello my blogging friends, Well, we had another FANTASTIC discussion at the Science and Theology Conference this morning (Tuesday). The presenter was Jeffery Schloss, Professor of Biology at Westmont University in Malibu California (Westmont is…

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Intelligent Design and Intelligent Anti-Design

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I flew back home this weekend to preach a couple sermons, then flew out to re-join the science and theology conference in Quincy — and I am frankly sick of FLYING!! But, at the same…

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Temporal Flow, Relativity Theory, and Open Theology

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Hello friends, In our fifth session of the Quincy Science and Theology Conference, we heard from Robert Mann. Mann is the head of the department of physics and astronomy at the University of Waterloo in…

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Reflections on the Science Conference

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Hello bloggers and bloggets, Well, I’m having a great time out here in Quincy. The discussions with fellow theologians, philosophers, and scientists who are Open Theists is very stimulating. Plus we’re having a lot of…

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Notes from the Quincy Conference: Does Science Rule Out Miracles?

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(admin’s note…this blog was written by Greg yesterday…sorry for the delay in posting!) Philip Clayton is one of the leading philosophers of science in the world, and today he delivered the lecture that we then…

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Notes from the Conference

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Had another fun session at the science and open theology conference this morning (Tuesday). Among other things, a very well known philosopher named Tom Flint presented a paper defending “Molinism” and arguing AGAINST Open Theism….

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Greetings from Quincy

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Hello fellow bloggerites,I’m writing you from Quincy, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. I’m at a three week Science and Open Theology conference. We’ve got 20 or so scholars who espouse some form of openness interacting…

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Determinism Is Ugly

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In the previous blog I celebrated the beautiful non-necessity of things. If you haven’t read it yet, you might want to before reading this one. Because in this blog I want to talk about a…

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Spontaneous Beauty

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Like I said in the previous blog, I’m trying to get back into shape – at least a little – by jogging a few miles three or four times a week. (Not quite like my…

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Patio reflections on the free decisions of a spider

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Hi folks, I know I know. It’s been a week. But I so loved the birthday pics and video that I didn’t want to bump them from the top of the order. (Wasn’t the video…

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Happy 50th Greg!

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-from your admins :)

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