Dr. Robert Kurzban: Spotting Hypocrisy and Becoming Virtuous

What is morality for? Where did 'the good' come from? Is the human even a trustworthy partner for asking these questions? In this episode I am joined by Dr. Robert Kurzban, an evolutionary psychologist, who has spent his life studying human behavior through an evolutionary framework. Robert was a … Read more about Dr. Robert Kurzban: Spotting Hypocrisy and Becoming Virtuous

O is for Open & Relational

One of the most vibrant developments in Christian theology has happened in the past 50 years. The conversation is diverse and includes everyone from Process friendly Mainliners to Vatican II Catholics, from Emergent types to progressive Evangelicals - and plenty of others. These diverse … Read more about O is for Open & Relational

With Imagination, Anything is Possible: Process Theology, MacGyver and Non-Violence

Does God ever call us to injure other people? Again, I think the answer is affirmative. If killing Hitler could have stopped the Holocaust and shortened the war, Bonhoeffer was right to support that project. On a much lesser scale, Jesus used violence to cleanse the temple. Whitehead pointed out … Read more about With Imagination, Anything is Possible: Process Theology, MacGyver and Non-Violence

A Process Response To Tony Jones’ 5 Questions

By Austin Roberts - follow Austin's blog imago*futura here  Tony Jones’ love of Jürgen Moltmann’s theology is absolutely contagious. His status as a ‘Moltmanniac’ strongly influenced my master’s thesis topic that I wrote at Claremont with Philip Clayton a couple of years ago, which was a … Read more about A Process Response To Tony Jones’ 5 Questions

How (not) to speak (about the power) of God

I appreciated many things about the most recent TNT episode in which Tripp and Bo dealt with some of the questions and common misconceptions of process theology and its differences from other theologies like Arminianism and open theism.  I also enjoyed the exchange between Tripp and Brandon in the … Read more about How (not) to speak (about the power) of God

Pastoring the Process

What a week! On top of interacting with concerns of Roger Olson and Tony Jones about process thought, I have received amazing emails, tweets, blog and Facebook comments. Here are the 4 biggest themes that emerged from those interactions.   How does Process affect your field of … Read more about Pastoring the Process

A Newbie Response to Roger Olson

Roger Olson blogged about why he is not a Process Theologian.  Since I am a newbie to Process Thought, I thought it would be fun to respond to the post point-by-point.  My responses are in bold. In the days to come, people who do this for a living (instead of a hobby) will respond more deeply and … Read more about A Newbie Response to Roger Olson

Memory, Forgiveness, and Volf’s Heaven

I just recently came across the short 2006 article, "Letting Go: The Final Miracle of Forgiveness," (available here and here) from Miroslav Volf, and it set off an "uh-oh" warning bell for me. Since it is a line of reasoning I've never thought through all the way before I figured I'd pop on here and … Read more about Memory, Forgiveness, and Volf’s Heaven

The Problem With Prayer

As a pastor I get to talk with a lot of people. The issue of prayer comes up more often than any other topic. I think I understand why but when any pattern is this consistent it piques my attention and compels me to dig a little deeper. The problem, of course, isn’t for those for whom prayer is … Read more about The Problem With Prayer

Process Is Poised For A Comeback

Three things have been rattling around in by cranium while I was away this Spring. 1. The cicada’s came back. Every 17 years the Periodical Cicada Brood II emerges to rollick in the Eastern half of the U.S. for a brief but frenzied round of sex and gluttony. We will not see them again for 17 … Read more about Process Is Poised For A Comeback

Christian Social Justice and “the Common Good”?

I'm a big admirer and supporter of Sojourners Magazine and its editor-in-chief Jim Wallis, who was just interviewed on the Homebrewed Christianity Culture Cast again, and just released a new book entitled On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics hasn't Learned about Serving the Common … Read more about Christian Social Justice and “the Common Good”?

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