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Accessibilist conclusions from a woman who claims an after-death experience

I have not read any books by people claiming to have an out of the body experience (OBE), and I don’t have a theory to explain any of them. Given that the apostle Paul may have had one, I’m not prepared to deny that anyone else has too. Paul himself was not sure whether he […]

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How theology and life should relate to one another

Some years ago, a Presbyterian theologian, from whose writing I have benefited significantly, experienced tragedy – his son died in an accident. In the process of working through that suffering, the theologian ceased to be a Calvinist. In the face of his son’s death, he apparently found it no longer possible to believe in the […]

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How do we choose between monergism and synergism?

Previously, I wrote a post about why some people become accessibilists and others gospel exclusivists. This will have alerted you to my interest in theological differences and the reasons why they occur. Few theological choices are more influential in our thinking and practice than the choice between monergism and synergism, so that is an area […]

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Theological formulation: hierarchy, inference, and mystery

Once again, Tony Penner has raised a question that prompts me to reply by means of a post, since he puts on the table a rather critical issue of theological method, and I want my thoughts about it to be accessible in future, through the archives. In a comment concerning my post on universally sufficient […]