Divine Will and Divine Intent

In the previous essay I explored what John Vervaeke considers a misplaced emphasis on the Divine Will (in theological terms) and the arbitrariness of the cosmos (in philosophical terms) and how that has shaped Christian’s thinking about our relationship to God. My conclusion was that the will of God is not as important as one …

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What Is this “Will of God” of which You Speak?

Early on in my Orthodox days I was part of a conversation where a person raised in an Evangelical home asked an Orthodox priest about the will of God. The priest happened to be an old-school Arab guy who had probably never set foot in a Protestant church. Said person was tied up in knots …

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Christ as Theoretical Construct Rather Than Person

Since I've gotten back to the first half part of vol. 4 of Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics and have been posting about it, a friend sent me a note pointing me in the direction of Adam Neder's book, Participation in Christ: An Entry Into Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics. Since both Eastern Orthodoxy and Adam Neder …

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