God of the Possible

Podcast: The Making of God of the Possible

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Greg talks about making his book “God of the Possible,” then offers his initial thoughts on Thomas Oord’s book “God Can’t.” http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0468.mp3

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Does God Change His Mind?

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Classical theologians usually argue that texts that attribute change to God describe how he appears to us; they do not depict God as he really is. It looks like God changed his mind, but he…

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When God’s “Plan A” Falls Through, What’s Next?

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Image by Katie Tegtmeyer via Flickr Suzanne was angry, to say the least. Since her early teens, her only aspirations in life were to be a missionary to Taiwan and to marry a godly man with…

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Isn’t the World Unsafe If God Doesn’t Control Everything?

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If God isn’t in control of everything, the world feels unsafe. If the future is open and if things can happen outside of God’s will, what guarantee is there that there is a point to…

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The Future is Not Like the Past For God (or Us)

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Image by seier+seier via Flickr Everyone agrees that we are not free to change the past. No sane person would claim, for example, that I can now make any free choices about whether John F. Kennedy will…

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Does The Open View Limit God?

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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…

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God’s Regrets and Divine Foreknowledge

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One aspect of the portrait of God in Scripture that suggests the future is partly open is the fact that God sometimes regrets how things turn out, even prior decisions that he himself made. For…

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