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.
Articles by John Sanders
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 […]
I am who I am is a promise to be with Moses and the people, not an abstract philosophical statement.
Oord claims to have killed the idea of omnipotence. I give arguments why his reasons are not successful.
To say that God is “outside” of time depends on the metaphor that time is a container but this is not the way we should understand time.
Jazz is a good illustration of what God’s relationship to us is like.
Video on Nurturing versus Authoritative religion
For those who want to listen to a podcast about Nurturant versus Authoritative religion. Dan Koch of the You Have Permission broadcast and I have a conversation: https://soundcloud.com/youhavepermission/authoritative-vs-nurturant-religion-122
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 […]
Simple foreknowledge has catastrophic problems and the attempts to resuscitate it have failed. It is time to move on and affirm either dynamic omniscience, middle knowledge, or theological determinism.
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- The God Who Risks: A Theology of Divine ProvidenceMarch 14, 2016 - 7:35 pm
- No Other Name: An Investigation into the Destiny of the UnevangelizedMarch 13, 2016 - 7:29 pm
- What About Those Who Have Never Heard?March 12, 2016 - 5:25 pm