Allen reviews The Openness of God, though review is a strong word

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This was a fascinating read. The authors attempt to make a clear distinction between a biblical portrayal of God’s relationship with the world and the influence of Greek philosophy upon Christian theology, specifically in regard to God’s experience of things like time, change, emotion, and knowledge.

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Why We Love The Rapture

I know you all want answers, and believe me, so do I.

– Captain Rayford Steele, Left Behind 2014.

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I was a child of the late 90’s and an evangelical Christian so, naturally, I read the wildly popular Left Behind novels (and I loved them). Even though I eventually moved on from the unique theology that made them possible, I never quite let go of the feelings they afforded me.

That might be the reason I was fairly disappointed this weekend when I discovered that the newest Left Behind movie is hardly better than the one starring Kirk Cameron back in 2000. Read more “Why We Love The Rapture”

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Leaving Behind Left Behind Theology

Nicolas Cage is slated to one-up Kirk Cameron in the latest Left Behind movie this October. The movie is based on a novel based on a theology based on Darby’s method for reading prophecy in the Bible.

Leaving Cage BehindI myself read all 16 of the Left Behind books in high school and college. Voraciously. With pleasure. Read more “Leaving Behind Left Behind Theology”

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We Need A Better Term For Male Feminists

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You could call me a feminist, if indeed you agree with certain proponents of feminist ideology, but labeling men “feminists” might be the worst kind of misnomer, as many others have pointed out.

A basic premise of feminism considers women’s experiences to be both valid and authoritative. Theological feminismspecifically, refers to the unique perspectives that the group of mostly white, middle-class women bring to God-talk.  The term simply does not apply to men. We can support and celebrate feminist theology, but to pretend that we can produce or participate in feminist theological discussion is to perpetuate some of the problems that various feminist movements oppose in the first place. Read more “We Need A Better Term For Male Feminists”

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