Isn’t the World Unsafe If God Doesn’t Control Everything?
Tags: Determinism, Fear, Free Will, freedom, God of the Possible, God's Character, Open Theism, safety
Topics: Providence, Predestination and Free Will, Responding to Objections
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…
When God is Revealed
Tags: Cruciform Theology, God, God's Character, Jesus, Relationships, Trust
Whether we’re talking about our relationship with God or with other people, the quality of our relationships can never go beyond the level of trust the relating parties have in each other’s character. We cannot…
Does God Intervene?
Tags: God's Character, Life, Open Theism, Prayer, Warfare Worldview
Topics: Open Theism
The Open View of the future recognizes the vast influence of all the angelic and human wills God created, which, in turn, influences the various outcomes and circumstances in life. Therefore life is arbitrary because…
Is God Immutable? Part II
Tags: Attributes of God, God's Character, time
Topics: Attributes and Character
Yesterday, we looked at the common understanding of divine immutability and the problems inherent to it. Click here to read that post. Today, let’s look at what the immutability of God actually means. Instead of…
“Whatever it means, it cannot mean that.”
Tags: Benjamin L. Corey, Determinism, Free Will, God, God's Character, Jesus, Predestination, Roger Olson, Romans 9
pure9 via Compfight Roger Olson wrote a great article a couple of days ago entitled Why (High) Calvinism Is Impossible. He points out that there is no way to understand God as “good” while also believing…
What Does God Look Like?
Tags: God's Character, Jessica Kelley, Mark Moore, Picture of God, ReKnew, Rising Revolution
Thomas Hawk via Compfight Our good friend Jessica Kelley wrote this blog featuring sermons from Mark Moore about what God is really like. It’s a timely piece since Jessica is going to be preaching at Woodland…
Are we God’s children by nature or adoption?
Tags: Adoption, God's Character, God's Love, Nature
Topics: Death and Salvation, Following Jesus
Greg addresses a reader question about our status as God’s children. Do we come by that by nature or by adoption? Scripture seems to give something of a mixed answer. What’s up with that?
Jesus and His Father
Tags: Father, God, God's Character, Godhead, Jesus, Son, Trinity
Greg addresses a question from a reader about the nature of the Godhead. If Jesus is the exact representation of the Father, what does this mean about the Trinity, if there are indeed three distinct…
On Suffering and God’s Goodness
Tags: God's Character, Kingdom, Suffering, Theodicy
Hani Amir via Compfight Seth Haines wrote a guest post on Tanya Marlow’s blog called The Overcoming Kingdom. He reflects on his young son’s illness and the questions it provoked in him, and the hope he…