Author, Theologian & Professor of Religious Studies

Primary Research Focus:

Polarization in Religion

 What are the values at the heart of our religious disagreements? Two cognitive models explain our political and doctrinal differences.

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.”

Future of Open Theism

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The Future of Open Theism by Richard Rice (2020) is a wonderful book. The first part covers its development and reception. Rice does a terrific job of surveying the history of this idea, including forerunners such as McCabe and Olson. He explains how the book, The Openness of God, came about and summarizes…
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