Wednesday, June 01, 2005

open theism

there's an interesting conversation going on over at TallSkinnyKiwi about what some consider to be the theological hallmarks of those who associate with the emerging church (in fact TSK has set up a voting system so we can find out just how heretical the emerging church actually is (by the standards prescribed by the conservatives).

one of the theological positions in question is that of open theism. those of you who know me know that i am a big advocate of the open theist position as i think it offers a truly beautiful (as well as bibilical) view of a God who risks and makes himself vulerable in order to have the kind of relationship with his creatures that he desires - one characterised by genuine mutuality and love. but i'm not going to go into all the details here. for those who want to find out more about this position I've just found an interesting site here by one of the theologians advocating this position.

6 comments:

Matt said...

and there's an even better site here:

http://www.opentheism.info/

Matt

Peter O said...

Just noticed you've got a comment on the Open Theism thread so I thought I'd let you know I've commented as well (and as usual, agreed with everything you said... :-) )

andrew jones said...

good to see you have some thoughts on open theism

now i know where to go

is your wife really called Pippa?

Matt said...

yeah - she surely is - why do you ask?

andrew jones said...

no reason - just a cool name

Mark Porter said...

Woo, another OVTist :-), both good sites mentioned already. If you haven't come across it already there is an OVT discussion board at www.opentheismboard.org which is where Greg's old board has moved.