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The Vates Christ Jesus and the Struggle to Say Amen

by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. I know atheists for whom discussion of God is equivalent to quibbling over whether or not invisible pink rabbits exist. They have been educated into imbecility. While capable of shrewd, instrumental acts of reason, they … Continue reading

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What Does God Know and When Did He Know It?

To be God is to know … everything. He is the Creator who brings beings into being from out of nothing. If something, anything, exists, God knows it; and he knows it completely, exhaustively, immediately. He knows the world from the … Continue reading

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Does God Know What Hasn’t Happened Yet?

In my article on Molinism, I quoted a lengthy passage on divine foreknowledge from David Burrell’s book Freedom and Creation in Three Traditions.  Several people found Burrell’s analysis confusing. While the passage is a tad clearer when when read within … Continue reading

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Universalism, Molinism, and the Metaphysics of Actuality

Jeff Cook has completed his three-part series on universalism: “Universalism and Freedom.” Given that Steven Nemes has already published a lengthy response over at his blog, I thought I’d restrict myself to one feature of Cook’s argument—the nature of divine … Continue reading

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Creatio ex Nihilo: The Grammar of Agency

Until we grasp the radical transcendence of the eternal Creator, we cannot think rightly either his providential action in the world or of the peculiar freedom that we, as creatures, enjoy in him. Like the ancient Greeks we typically conceive … Continue reading

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Creatio ex Nihilo: From Story to Doctrine

Christians thrive on stories. We tell stories about Adam and Eve, about Abraham, Jacob, Moses, David, and Elijah. Most of all we tell stories about Jesus and his Apostles. Our Scriptures begin with the story of God speaking the world … Continue reading

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