# Category Archives: Theology

## Reparameterizing Time

In recent posts I've been discussing whether the universe began or not. Perhaps the most important issue which I have not yet discussed, is the idea (I think originally due to Charles Misner, first pointed out by St. Edward Arthur Milne, … Continue reading

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## Fuzzing into existence

In the last couple of posts, I've discussed the Hartle-Hawking proposal and the math behind it.  Now let's discuss the theological implications. In his Brief History of Time (written 1988; I'm just going to be engaging with this book and … Continue reading

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## The Name

A reader named Ken Murphy asks: In Ps. 110:4 the word LORD is spelled in all capitals. Why? It stands for YHWH, the proper name of God which was revealed to Moses at the Burning Bush (Exodus 3:14-15), which is … Continue reading

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## When God kills the Innocent

A Christian reader named Paul writes to me from New Zealand with the following common question.  With permission, I am posting his question and my answer on my blog. St. Paul writes: A few months ago I discovered your blog … Continue reading

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## The Teacher

But you are not to be called Rabbi', for you have only one Master and you are all brothers.  And do not call anyone on earth father', for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.  Nor are you … Continue reading

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## Does the Atonement make ethical sense?

...and so, the Judge sentenced the murderer to go to the electric chair.  But just then, the Judge's only Son piped up.  "Please punish me instead!  That way, he won't have to die."  Out of his compassion for the criminal, … Continue reading

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## Is it possible to be good without God?

Is it possible to be good without God?  Well, it depends on what you mean... In what follows, I will identify 11 different possible meanings to the question.  I have answered them with 5 Yeses and 6 Noes.  Of the … Continue reading

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