Tag: Divine

Earthquakes and Tsnamis: Acts of God?

Earthquakes and Tsnamis: Acts of God?

by John Hayward ‘People no longer see natural disasters as an act of God. However, we are now reaping what we have sown. If we live in a profligate way then there are going to be consequences. We have a responsibility in this and God is exposing us to the truth of what we have […]

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Co-belligerence and common grace: Can the enemy of my enemy be my friend? by Daniel Strange

Co-belligerence and common grace: Can the enemy of my enemy be my friend? by Daniel Strange

  Summary Co-belligerence describes the activity of Christians working together with non-Christians for a common political, economic or cultural cause. This paper explores one biblical argument on the legitimacy of co-belligerence: the doctrine of ‘common grace’. While common grace can offer a stable foundation for co-belligerence, such activity is not straightforward, and calls for careful […]

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A brief theology of time by Paul Mills

A brief theology of time by Paul Mills

  Summary This chapter reviews the biblical witness that God is both transcendent over time and acting within it. Theological challenges to this view, including the development of ‘free-will theism’, have recently been allied to the findings of chaos theory and quantum mechanics. However, the traditional view of God’s relation to time can accommodate these […]

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Women, Men and the nature of God: Equality but not symmetry, by Michael Ovey

Women, Men and the nature of God: Equality but not symmetry, by Michael Ovey

  Summary Presuppositions matter in any debate. This chapter looks at a presupposition sometimes held in the debate over women’s ordination, that God could not by his nature restrict certain roles in churches to men. In the light of the relationship between God the Father and God the Son, it will argue that this presupposition […]

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