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Process Thought’s Reframing of Spacetime

If, as process thinkers insist, reality as such is newly interacting, this means that some sort of temporality is ultimately real. (You can’t have novelty without some sort of temporality.) Many noteworthy physicists and cosmologists and writers in popular science disagree, claiming [...]

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An Uncontainable World: An Alternative Portrayal of Process Thought & Process Theism

Contemporary process thought originally set out to be a way of framing a unified concept of nature that does not undermine the only way we arrive at such a concept—through our experience of nature.* Alfred North Whitehead, Charles Hartshorne, John Dewey, William [...]

By |2021-06-08T08:22:38+00:00May 29th, 2021|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on An Uncontainable World: An Alternative Portrayal of Process Thought & Process Theism

Fr. Charles Allen’s Writings on Process Theology for Brent Hege’s God Course

Ever since I was in college, how I think about God, and how I at least allegedly experience God, has been deeply informed by process philosophy and theology. (My first exposure was through a book I was reading in a course on [...]

By |2021-06-13T07:49:09+00:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on Fr. Charles Allen’s Writings on Process Theology for Brent Hege’s God Course

Process Theism & Tillich’s Panentheism

Paul Tillich is a panentheist who seems to understand God (being-itself) and all others interactively: “To call God transcendent … does not mean that one must establish a ‘super world’ of divine objects. It does mean that, within itself, the finite world [...]

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Process Theism & Pantheism (Response to Richard Grigg)

[This is for a course where Richard Grigg’s book has been assigned.] According to Richard Grigg, pantheism “equates God directly with the whole of reality” [Beyond the God Delusion (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2008), p. 68]. In its own way, so does process [...]

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Monotheistic Faith

Monotheistic faith must be sharply contrasted with all other, lesser types of faith. This is no modern invention. It follows from what emerged as the biblical identification of the one, unrivaled God. ("I am the One Who Is," or "I am the [...]

By |2021-05-22T09:48:11+00:00May 22nd, 2021|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on Monotheistic Faith

The Resurrection of Jesus

The earliest testimonies to Jesus’ resurrection are exasperatingly divergent. (Almost all scholars agree that these are the earliest testimonies: 1 Corinthians 15, Mark 16:1-8, Matthew 28, Luke 24, John 20-21.) Attempts to harmonize them inevitably look forced. But they display some common themes: [...]

By |2021-06-01T14:49:39+00:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on The Resurrection of Jesus

For September 19 (Proper 20, Year B)

Mark 9:30-37 “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.” This is the second time, according to Mark, that Jesus said something like this. [...]

By |2021-05-04T10:17:33+00:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: Notes on Weekly Readings|Comments Off on For September 19 (Proper 20, Year B)