The Book of Jonah

In this excerpt from my book The Evangelical and The Open Theist, I discuss the Book of Jonah and how it reflects the open theist’s understanding of God. Photo by Ashley Van Haeften is licensed under CC 2.0. This content uses referral links. What follows is, with some minor modifications, an excerpt from my Read more…

Jeremiah 18:7-10

In this excerpt from my book The Evangelical and The Open Theist, I discuss Jeremiah 18:7-10, an affirmation of God’s ability to change his mind. Photo by Ian Scott is licensed under CC 2.0. This content uses referral links. What follows is, with some minor modifications, an excerpt from my book The Evangelical and The Read more…

How to Talk to Protestants

This content uses referral links. Read my privacy policy for more information.  “Far more serious still is the division between the Church of Rome and evangelical Protestantism in all its forms. Yet how great is the common heritage which unites the Roman Catholic Church, with its maintenance of the authority of Holy Read more…

Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

In this post, I contemplate a common refrain in Christian circles and ask, Does everything happen for a reason? Photo by August Brill is licensed under CC 2.0. This content uses referral links.  We have all heard the well-meaning cliché, “Everything happens for a reason.” But does everything happen for a reason? Do we take Read more…

Christ and His Church

Photo by Henry Hemming is licensed under CC 2.0. This content uses referral links.  It is not uncommon for some to claim the title “Christian” while disdaining denominational affiliation. They may attend a Baptist or Lutheran church, but they refuse the label. The words, “I’m just a Christian,” pass freely from their lips and in Read more…

Keep “X” in “Xmas”

In this post, I share my thoughts on what it really means to keep Christ in Xmas. Photo by cinnamon_girl is licensed under CC 2.0.  The season of peace and love has a knack for inspiring conflict and hate. A battleground in the so-called culture wars, Christmas is marked with vitriolic strife over proper holiday Read more…