Open Theism

Greg Boyd Chats with Thomas Jay Oord (podcast)

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Greg talks with Thomas Jay Oord about what God can and can’t do.  Episode 674 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0674.mp3

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The Logical Hexagon Made Simple

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by: Greg Boyd The Hexagaon in a Nutshell For those of you who don’t have the twenty to thirty minutes it will probably take to read this essay but who nevertheless would like to have…

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Boyd’s Bad Ass Tattoo

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by: Greg Boyd In the process of working through a philosophical issue surrounding the openness of the future around twenty years ago, I and two friends (Alan Rhoda and Tom Belt) ended up creating the…

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Did Free Will Evolve? (podcast)

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Greg considers how free will emerged from the churning chaos of evolution..  Episode 613 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0613.mp3

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What is the significance of Esther 4:14?

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The wise Mordecai encourages Esther to bravely risk her life by pleading the case of the Jews before King Xerxes, saying, “…if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will…

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A Very Brief History of Open Theism

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While the open view of the future has always been a very minor perspective, it has had its defenders throughout Church history and it has never been called “heresy” (until in mid 1990s when some…

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How Much of the Future is Settled? How Much is Open? (podcast)

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Greg considers the mathematical nature of determinacy.  Episode 566 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0566.mp3

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How Could God Foreknow Peter’s Choice but not Abraham’s? (podcast)

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Greg looks at the nature of God’s foreknowledge and testing.   Episode 562 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0562mp3.mp3

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Could the God of Open Theism Have Foreknown the Crucifixion was Going to Happen? (podcast)

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Greg talks about a really really really smart and good God in a really really really bad world against a not-quite-as-smart adversary. Episode 540 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0540.mp3

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5 Ways the Bible Supports Open Theism

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Open Theism refers to the belief that God created a world in which possibilities are real. It contrasts with Classical Theism which holds that all the facts of world history are eternally settled, either by God willing…

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How People Misunderstand Open Theism

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Open theism holds that, because agents are free, the future includes possibilities (what agents may and may not choose to do). Since God’s knowledge is perfect, open theists hold that God knows the future partly as a realm of…

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Did God Predestine Judas to Betray Jesus? (podcast)

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Greg talks about the role Judas played in the crucifixion of Jesus and speculates about his potential for good.  Episode 516 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0516.mp3

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Single and an Open Theist—Help! (podcast)

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Greg, Dan, and Barbara talk about looking for love in a chaotic world.  Episode 515 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0515.mp3

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God Clearly Can, So Why Doesn’t He? (podcast)

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Leah expects more from God. Should she? Greg confronts God’s inactivity and underperformance.  Episode 510 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0510.mp3

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Why Can’t God? Reflections on the Oord Interview (podcast)

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Greg reflects on his interview with Thomas Jay Oord. Episode 503 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0503.mp3

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Why Can’t God Stop Evil? The Thomas J. Oord Interview (podcast)

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Greg and Thomas talk about Open Theism and how Greg’s views differ from Thomas’s. Theology nerds, get your compass and your flashlight and prepare to go DEEEEEP in the weeds!  Thomas’s book: God Can’t Episode…

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Process Theology & Open Theism: What’s the Difference?

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Question: When ReKnew talks about Open Theism is it a mistake for people to equate it with Process theology, and if so what are the defining differences? I guess I am starting to lean toward…

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When Did You Let Go of Your Calvinist Beliefs? (Podcast)

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Greg talks about his unusual transformation out of Calvinism. Episode 471 The Interview: http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0471.mp3 Photo by Paola Franco on Unsplash.com

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What Does It Mean that God Hardens Hearts?

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Some argue that passages which speak of God hardening human hearts (Jos 11:19-20; Ex 7:3; 10:1; Rom 9:18) demonstrate that God controls everything, including people resistant to this declared intentions. He hardens whomever he wills,…

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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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