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God Is Impassible and Passionate: A Theology of Divine Emotion

Previous installments of this series have summarized the Classical Theist view (Part 1) and Open Theist view of divine emotional capacity (Part 2). Next, we took a closer look at the classical view as expressed among early Reformed and Puritan … Continue reading

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“Wanted a Good Man, Never Bargained for You”: Is God “Dazed and Confused”?

Does God have emotions? In the first installment in this series, we focused on the classical view of “impassibility,” which seems to treat emotions ascribed to God primarily as metaphors for divine action. Emotions ascribed to God are not actual … Continue reading

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Be Passionate As Your Heavenly Father Is Passionate

Dr. James Renihan published on his blog an entry entitled, “Are You Passionate?” (June 3, 2008). In that article Renihan argues that Reformed Christians should avoid employing terms like “passion” or “passionate” to predicate God or the believer. Other websites … Continue reading

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Yes, We May Be Passionate: A Friendly Reply to James Renihan

Dr. James Renihan published on his blog an entry entitled, “Are You Passionate?” (June 3, 2008), which the reader may access here. The article was just republished (Jan 5, 2013) on the Reformed Baptist Fellowship blog here and today (Jan 8, 2013) … Continue reading

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