Author, Theologian & Professor of Religious Studies

Primary Research Focus:

Open Theism

 Is God open to and influenced by what creatures do? Is the future open or determined? Does God know with certainty what we will do in the future?

Cognitive Linguistics

How do language and culture play a role in the way we understand the Bible, morality, and God?

“In creating us the divine intention was that we would come to experience the triune love and respond to it with love of our own and freely come to collaborate with God towards the achievement of God’s goals.”

Muslim Scholarship on Open Theism

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Bayam, Emine Gören. Doctoral dissertation 2016. (In Turkish). Acık Teizm Baglaminda Tanri’nin Onbilgisi ve Insan Hurriyeti (God's Foreknowledge and Human Freedom in the context of Open Theism). Istanbul University, Turkey. • “AÇIK TEİZME GÖRE TANRI’NIN HER ŞEYİ BİLMESİ MESELESİ.”…

Open Theism: Progress and Prospects

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A brief historical introduction places the view in its historical context. This is followed by a section discussing some philosophical assumptions and implications of open theism, and the essay concludes with various theological topics. We discuss both the differences between open theism and other theological positions, and some matters of disagreement among open theists.

Sanders and Oord in conversation 2

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Tom Oord’s reply to my journal article (which criticized his understanding of theodicy and miracles) contains a number of helpful clarifications which help me understand his position better. Yet, I believe he misunderstands some things as well. In what follows I shall briefly address some of the topics…
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