The articles set forth the views of a theologian deeply influenced by modern science, historical studies, cultural relativism, ecological concerns, pragmatism, and the like. They represent what I believe to be persuasive and pertinent for a generation about to enter the 21st century. I employ a form of process-relational thought and am deeply rooted in the Christian (and Baptist) traditions. These essays are tentative expressions but reflect five decades of reading, thinking, and teaching. Long ago Harry Emerson Fosdick defined a liberal as one who wanted to be both "an intelligent modern and a serious Christian." That is my aim and the guiding philosophy of these essays. They represent an honest search for truth and set forth the best I know up to now from all sources. Beyond that I make no claims.
Many of the essays that were originally on this site have been subsequently published. Since the copyright is now held by the publishers, I have deleted the whole article and replaced it with a brief summary. Information is provided in each instance regarding the published location of the complete article.
I invite comments, criticisms, refutations, suggestions, and corrections.
If you want to take a break for some fun before you get to the
serious stuff, the links below will take you to some short
videos of a humorous nature that I made. They
poke good-natured fun at some funny aspects of religion,
churches, theology, right-wing Protestant religion, and the
mixture of right-wing religion and politics. They are designed
purely for entertainment and laughter. I hope you enjoy
them. Here is a list
of my movies that play on Windows Media Player.
Customized Church, Part 1
Customized Church, Part 3
Here is a church that goes strictly by the Bible with a verse to support each policy.
Presently, the following essays on theological and ethical topics are available: