Category: Attributes of God

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 weeks earlier. First formulated (or at least named) when searching weather patterns by Edward Lorenz, it shows causal determinism to be true….


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 Christians believe that although God is one, he subsists in three persons, hence the Trinity. At the First Council of Nicaea…


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 foreknowledge of God. They are: God knows the future because he decrees everything that takes place (Reformed Calvinism) God knows the future and…


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 that God is Omniscient (all knowing), Omnipotent (all powerful) and Omnipresent (present everywhere). The first two attributes are universally accepted by all but process theists;…