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Our first Process Theology episode is finally here! We know many of our listeners have been waiting to hear more about this particular theology that was introduced to the Irenicast audience by Bonnie in episode #136. We expect there will be more conversations on this topic to follow. Because, in this episode, we just dip our toes into the realm of possibilities embedded in process thought and theology.
As you’ll hear, Process Theology emerges out of Alfred North Whitehead’s metaphysics of reality as process which fundamentally contradicts reality as substance. This creates an opportunity for a shift in the way we see God. What if God’s everlastingness is rooted in eternal evolution/change? What if the stars are not aligned according to God’s purposes but instead they are in constant flux in relationship to God’s and each other’s processes of becoming? What if God’s love for the world is not a controlling love but a vulnerable, receptive love that delights in each one’s process of becoming? If we follow the “what ifs”, everything changes. You decide if it's for the better.
The episode finishes by engaging in a roller coaster of a round of Would You Rather. Prepare to get weird and thoughtful with a segment that quickly goes off the rails, finds a new track and finally ends with a return to the original track. If that sounds confusing, it is. But also super fun!
Conversation on Process Theology (01:20)
Would You Rather Segment (50:31)
From Our Conversation on Process Theology
- The Diversity of Christian Theologies – What Straight Old White Guys Don't Tell You – 136 (Irenicast Episode Introducing Process Theology)
- Theism (Theological Term)
- Process Theology
- The Creation of Adam - Sistine Chapel's ceiling
- John Shelby "Jack" Spong (Bishop of the Episcopal Church)
- Process and Reality by Alfred North Whitehead (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
- Heraclitus (pre-Socratic Greek philosopher)
- Newtonian Physics or Classical Mechanics
- Watchmaker Analogy or Watchmaker Argument (Teleological Argument)
- Charles Hartshorne (American philosopher who concentrated primarily on the philosophy of religion and metaphysics)
- On the Mystery: Discerning Divinity in Process by Catherine Keller (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
- 1 John 1 (CEB)
- Rob Bell
- Everything is Connected -- Here's How: | Tom Chi | TEDxTaipei (YouTube Video)
- Process Theology by John B. Cobb (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
- From a Broken Web by Catherine Keller (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
- Center for Process Studies
- Claremont Institute for Process Studies
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