Tag Archives: Richard Swinburne

How Anthropomorphic is your G-O-D?

I am not sure, but I think I may have been a theistic personalist for most of my active ministry. “Egads,” you say. “Yes,” I reply, “I’m afraid so.” “But what is a theistic personalist?” “Someone who espouses theistic personalism, … Continue reading

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A Conversation with St Paul: What Does Scripture Mean?

Have you ever found yourself reading the Epistle to the Romans and thought, “It sure would be nice if St Paul were here and could explain to me what he meant when he wrote, ‘For we hold that a man … Continue reading

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When Scripture Becomes Scripture

The writings of the Bible exist as historical artifacts and may therefore be read as historical artifacts. We must seek to understand them within their historical context. We need to know all sorts of things: we need to know who … Continue reading

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Reading Scripture as non-Scripture

“By what right do you claim the Bible just for your church and exclude mine?” No one has yet posed this question in response to “Unitarianism and the Bible of the Holy Trinity“; but it’s the question I would ask … Continue reading

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