John Sanders

Articles by John Sanders

Anthropogenic Cognition in Religion and Nature

This talk uses cognitive linguistics which affirms the embodied mind approach gaining ground in cognitive science to consider natural kinds. The claim is that humans use a basic mental tool set grounded in our sensorimotor capacities to reason about entities we interact with in our environment. The specific nature of the human body is key to understanding how humans cognize. I will examine several of these tools and show how they are used to construe natural kinds as well as God.

Biblical predictions

Ways open theists interpret biblical predictions. I’ve written in The God Who Risks that most biblical prophecies do not contain predictions of future events. Prophecies are most often about challenging people to walk the path of God. Yet, there are statements in the Bible that predict or seem to predict specific future events. These passages […]

How to talk with Authoritatives

A common question after people read my book or hear my presentation is how can Nurturants have constructive discussions with Authoritatives? Below are some suggestions. Dr. John Sanders, author of Embracing Prodigals: Overcoming Authoritative Religion by Embracing Jesus’ Nurturing Grace (2020). Patience. Changing neural pathways takes time. If people are a mix of Authoritaive and […]