Is the New News Good News?: Shifting Views Concerning God in Our Day

Wednesday, 01 Sep 1999

It is the Gospel that makes the affirmation of God's omnipotence welcome rather than fearful news.
Evangelical theologian Clark Pinnock appears to be the leading spokesperson for a growing trend toward what he and his colleagues call the "openness of God" theology. In this system, "God does not control everything that happens," or, for that matter, know everything that will happen. Rather, "In loving dialogue, God invites us to participate with him to bring the future into being." What is desperately needed, Pinnock and other progressive theologians say, is a theology "that reinforces, rather than makes problematic, our relational experience ...

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