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Well said Mark.




What a brilliant, honest, and beautiful post. THANK YOU for your thoughts. i resonate with what you say.

i especially love when you said, "My beliefs are very different to what they where 20 years ago, and in 20 years time they will no doubt have changed as much again – that doesn’t mean I go from one camp to another just that I know what I believe now is where I stand now but also that God does not stand still and neither does life – where I end up in 20 years only God knows - and I have no idea who else will be there with me! What I do know is that I will be no closer to knowing 'all' about God, just different, with new stories, new experiences, new revelations etc. I just can’t see this thing in linear terms anymore, it’s so much more complex, deeper and richer than that... We can’t work it all out, we just have to live in where we are and who we are with God."


Warm Regards,


Hello Mark

In my wonderings around the web I recently discovered and began to explore process theology which has really inspired me- our theology of God is not a fixed substance or essence but is always becoming,in flux, on a journey and dynamic- it sounds very close to your thoughts about change in your post. Process theology is a diverse and multidemsional school which I am convinced would encourage and inspire many Christians in the UK if it was a lot more accessible. I apprecite it might look like intellectual theory for the sake of it but to me it has genuine practical impact.

Rodney (GGMU)

Ps I enjoy reading Prodigal Kiwi as well

PPS good win for Derby last weekend!

Thanks Rodney... interesting - just looking cursorily at some web info... there's def. some helpful and interesting thinking - I can see the links with some post-modern thinking and with liberation theology - the Dipolar theism aspect seems at first glance to make a lot of sense, but I'd have some questions about Christology (and therefore the extent of Trinitarianism within the field), which seems to focus on the sense of Jesus as an exceptional man -- a particularly enlightened one... though I did find this...

"Cobb emphasizes a Logos Christology. The Logos as the primordial nature of God is present (incarnate) in all things in the form of initial aims for creatures. But Jesus is the fullest incarnation of the Logos because in him there was no tension between the divine initial aim and his own self-purposes of the past. Jesus so prehended God that God's immanence was "coconstitutive" of Jesus' selfhood. Cobb thus suggests (as opposed to other process thinkers) that Jesus was different from others in his "structure of existence" not merely by degree but in kind."

Which I think is closer to my thinking... thanks for this I will certainly dig deeper.

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