For sometime now I’ve been intrigued by the idea of Open Theism. It has been presented and talked about on two blogs that I frequent, both Kurt Willems’ site, The Pangea Blog, and Greg Boyd’s website, ReKnew.org.
Basically the brief definition as defined by Greg Boyd, and expanded on by Thomas Jay Oord (italicized portion), would be:
The belief that possibilities are real, and they’re really possibilities even for God.
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In 2011 I attended the first ever Wild Goose Festival. One of the session speakers was a Native American fellow that I had never heard of, his name…Richard Twiss. He spoke twice at the festival and unfortunately I missed his first talk. However, I caught the second one. While he spoke I was captivated by the things he was sharing about Christianity, Native People, and what they’ve had to endure. As the session came to a close I sought out the merchandise stand and quickly bought a copy of his book One Church Many Tribes before it was sold out. [click to continue…]