The Evangelical and The Open Theist

The Divine If

Photo by Yiannis Theologos Michellis is licensed under CC 2.0. This content uses referral links. What follows is an excerpt from my book The Evangelical and The Open Theist. Running parallel to the “perhaps” passages of divine speech are conditional statements.[1] For example, Jeremiah 7:5-7 reads, If you really change your ways and your Read more…

By Garrett Ham, ago
The Evangelical and The Open Theist

The Divine Perhaps

Photo by f/orme Pet Photography is licensed under CC 2.0. This content uses referral links. What follows is an excerpt from my book The Evangelical and The Open Theist. The Hebrew word frequently translated “perhaps” appears in divine speech five times in the Old Testament. [1] The two passages most pertinent to this discussion Read more…

By Garrett Ham, ago
The Evangelical and The Open Theist

Jeremiah 18:7-10

Photo by Ian Scott is licensed under CC 2.0. This content uses referral links. What follows is an excerpt from my book The Evangelical and The Open Theist. Where Exodus 32 provides a narrative account of Yahweh’s changing his mind, Jeremiah 18 provides Yahweh’s personal affirmation of his ability to do so. Through his prophet, Read more…

By Garrett Ham, ago
The Evangelical and The Open Theist

Divine Repentance

Photo by Waiting For The Word is licensed under CC 2.0. This content uses referral links. What follows is an excerpt from my book The Evangelical and The Open Theist. No issue is more central to the debate surrounding the place of open theists within evangelicalism than the compatibility of open theism with Scripture. While issues Read more…

By Garrett Ham, ago