Theological Overload

This place is for the exploration of themes and ideas raised on my Christian Free Thinkers Facebook page and for occasional theological musings. The Christian Free Thinkers Facebook group is for those...

Faith Picker – 30 possibilities

Not so much a faith picker perhaps, but a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to pick a Christian faith from the components currently available within Christian beliefs. Print out and use the check...

The Butterfly Effect and Where Open Theism Fails

Many are aware of the Butterfly Effect: a tornado (exact time of formation, exact path taken) being influenced by minor perturbations such as the flapping of the wings of a distant butterfly several w...

The Bread of Life (Sermon Extract)

The following is an excerpt from a sermon I gave on Sunday 16th August 2015: St. John, Chapter 6, verses 51 – 58 Like all Anglicans, indeed, all Christians, I occasionally visit other churches,...

Why Church?

It’s inevitable that somewhere along our Christian walk there will come a dissenter, naysayer or, on a good day, a genuine seeker. We learn to deal with these people with a half smile, or direct...

Trinity

It was one of those nights when sleep doesn’t come easily, and I was searching for a way to explain the Trinity, following a post on Christian Free Thinkers asking the same question. Trinitarian...

Sin and Redemption

This is just a very brief article to answer a question I see often on Calvinist boards: If Man isn’t born sinful then why is he in need of redemption?   First of all, we have to understand...

Baptism

Baptism divides the Christian Church, and a good online friend of mine, Tom Torbeyns, has been quizzing me about the  Anglican understanding. So here goes: The first thing to acknowledge is that the ...

Original Sin

The question of Original Sin has dogged thinking Christians for the last 600 years, from what seemed a straightforward, if misunderstood, Catholic doctrine of the corruption of Mankind, to the view th...

Foreknowledge and the Handcuffs of God

Note: This is an intellectual exercise, designed to present a view I no longer hold. A further article here will explain the contrary view. There are four fundamental positions in theology about the ...

Where is God?

Group member Wayne Scott recently asked fellow member Chris Fisher about his views on the omnipresence of God, which sparked an interesting discussion. For centuries Christians have taken for granted ...

What is Open Theism

Open theism is a different way of looking at the nature of reality and God’s interaction with Mankind. For an alternative view, please see http://theologicaloverload.com/the-butterfly-effect-and...

Exploration

The last couple of years have been theologically challenging in many ways other than concerning the faith itself, which remains rock steady. I seem to have arrived at the conclusion that despite effor...