Preaching Panentheism

Every sermon I’ve ever preached in the past 40+ years has at least presumed some sort of panentheism. Sometimes I actually focus on it, though avoiding technical jargon. The following is a version of a sermon I’ve preached several times in different [...]

By |2021-10-11T11:49:56+00:00October 11th, 2021|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on Preaching Panentheism

Karen Armstrong’s Case for God

I am amazed at the breadth of scholarship that went into Karen Armstrong’s The Case for God (New York: Anchor Books, 2009). Yes, it’s scholarship with an agenda, but is there any such thing as scholarship without an agenda of some sort? [...]

By |2021-09-21T06:21:24+00:00September 18th, 2021|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on Karen Armstrong’s Case for God

Process Theism & Liberation Theologies

Liberation theologians make people like me uncomfortably aware of privileges we didn’t know we had. Their challenges, if heard, provoke all of us to realize how deeply our social location influences the conclusions we draw, especially when it comes to all-encompassing questions [...]

By |2021-09-14T14:09:48+00:00August 29th, 2021|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on Process Theism & Liberation Theologies

Eric Reitan’s “Ethico-Religious Hope” & Process Theism

Eric Reitan’s Is God a Delusion?* does not even mention process theism or process theology. Nor does it mention any influential contemporary theologians like Paul Tillich or Sallie McFague or Jurgen Moltmann or Karl Rahner. And you will find no discussion of [...]

By |2021-08-10T10:09:21+00:00August 5th, 2021|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on Eric Reitan’s “Ethico-Religious Hope” & Process Theism

Process Theism’s “Immanent Critique” of Martin Hagglund’s Atheism

[Unless otherwise indicated, page numbers are from Martin Hagglund, This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom (New York: Pantheon Books, 2019)] Hagglund: “an immanent critique of religion must transform the assumed meaning of God and show that the divine cannot be anything [...]

By |2021-07-25T09:57:26+00:00July 10th, 2021|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on Process Theism’s “Immanent Critique” of Martin Hagglund’s Atheism

A Funeral Homily from a Process Perspective

This is excerpted from a funeral homily that I actually did preach. I have taken out names and pronouns and any other personal references that might identify the person or the family. References to the funeral service are to my own Episcopal [...]

By |2021-08-23T08:18:26+00:00July 9th, 2021|Categories: Theological Musings|Comments Off on A Funeral Homily from a Process Perspective