Surprising God Podcast

Can BOTH God AND God’s People Exert Power in Creation? Digging in to Thomas Oord’s New Book

February 24, 2024

Dan looks at an argument in Thomas Jay Oord’s new book: The Death of Omnipotence and Birth of Amipotence. If it’s true that “To exist is to exert power,” what…

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Does Open Theism “Bring God Down to the Human Level”?

February 21, 2024

We’re just getting started. I hope you join in for the ride. YOU can join at SurprisingGod.com! Episode 18 __ __ __ https://traffic.libsyn.com/21cff55e-730d-4e9b-bee4-af59d8175778/SurprisingGod_018_BringingGodDOwn.mp3 __ __ YouTube Channel: Surprising God Dan’s books:…

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The Improvisational God. What Improv Might Teach Us About God’s Creation. The Samuel Tanner Interview.

February 11, 2024

The Surprising God Think Tank welcomes Samuel Tanner to discuss how improv might inform us about how God might perform sovereignly over his living creation. You can connect with Samuel…

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Anthropomorphism Problems: Do We Learn Anything About God From Jesus?

November 30, 2023

Dan wrestles with Ardel Caneday and Michael Horton about what can be known about God.  We’re just getting started. I hope you join in for the ride. YOU can join…

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Deep Questions with Joshua L Rasmussen

October 28, 2023

The Surprising God Think Tank welcomes Joshua L. Rasmussen in where we talk about everything from God’s being, human consciousness, divine revelation, sin, and SO MUCH MORE! You can learn…

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The Direction of Piety

September 8, 2023

In this episode Dan considers the implications of our view of God on piety. We’re just getting started. I hope you join in for the ride. YOU can join at SurprisingGod.com!…

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A Response to John Piper’s Irresistible Grace Thought Experiment

July 8, 2023

John Piper hits us with a compelling thought experiment that seems to show the necessity of irresistible grace. Dan finds what’s missing while buying walnuts at the Farm Store. We’re…

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What did C.S. Lewis Think About Open Theism?

June 23, 2023

C.S. Lewis on God, time, and how God knows. We’re just getting started. I hope you join in for the ride. YOU can join at SurprisingGod.com! Episode 12 __ __ __…

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On Open Theism and Experiencing God, with Jesse Birkey

June 17, 2023

Wow, what a great chat we had with Jesse Birkey! Small group, but great convo about open theism and experiencing God! Jesse’s Bio: Jesse Birkey lives with his wife and…

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Is Evil and Suffering Inherently Pointless for Open Theists? (podcast)

June 9, 2023

Dan Kent reflects on a provocative accusation by Paul Kjoss Helseth where Helseth claims that open theism leaves us with a God who engages creation arbitrarily, and fails to help…

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