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Each month Dr. John B. Cobb, Jr. answers questions regarding process thought and faith.

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2015

What is the most important issue now being decided? – March 2015

Does It Make Sense to Identify with Charlie? – February 2015

Hebrew Scriptures – January 2015

2014

Why is process philosophy on the margins? – December 2014

Divine Providence – November 2014

A Meaningful Life – October 2014

Tielhard and Whitehead – September 2014

Wesleyan Theology and Process Theology – August 2014

What Was Whitehead Wrong About? – July 2014

Trinity, Substance, and Process – June 2014

Indwelling Spirit/Christ in process theology – May 2014

Theology, New Atheism, and Modern Scholarship – April 2014

Reasons to Hope – March 2014

A Process Perspective on Dealing with Anger – February 2014

The Negative Impact of the Trans-Atlantic Partnership – January 2014

2013

Process Theology and Hegelian-influenced Theology – December 2013

Process Christians and the Nicene Creed – November 2013

Most Influential Students – October 2013

Multiple Religious Belonging – September 2013

Sacrificial Thinking – August 2013

Historical Jesus or Cosmic Christ – July 2013

World-Oriented Mysticism – June 2013

After Process – May 2013

No One Process Church – April 2013

Tao and Creativity – March 2013

Preferential Option and Process – February 2013

Obama Second Term – January 2013

Word and Wordless Prayer – December 2012

Relativity of Truth or the Truth of Relativity? – November 2012

Is There One Normative Process Theology? – October 2012

Beyond Literal Truth and Mere Metaphor – September 2012

Desperate Times Call for Whiteheadian Measures – August 2012

Hopes for Process – July 2012

Process Thought’s Contribution to Societal Change – June 2012

How do Schleiermacher and Process relate? – May 2012

Is Process Theology too Western? – April 2012

Is Whitehead’s Philosophy Atomistic? – March 2012

Process and Post-Structuralism – February 2012

God as the Power of the Future – January 2012

2011

Neuroscience and Physical Determinism – December 2011

How does Process understand Tillich’s “virtues”? – November 2011

How can grace operate in a religiously pluralist world? – October 2011

Is Bill McKibben right? – September 2011

Thomas Jefferson & the Bible – August 2011

Christian faith watered down? – July 2011

Tax spending by Governments – June 2011

Theologies and the Persistence of Racism – May 2011

Is it possible to be a Wesleyan and a Process thinker? – April 2011

Is the Universe a Giant Information Process? – March 2011

Process Theology & Buddhism – February 2011

Process Thought & Current Trends in Physics – January 2011

2010

Does God Have the Power to Protect Us? – December 2010

Process Theology & Teen Suicide Prevention – November 2010

Process Philosophy & Economic Theory – October 2010

Secularizing Christianity – September 2010

God, the Great Artist – August 2010

Gulf Oil Spill – July 2010

Is Process Theology Postmodern? – June 2010

On Immigration – May 2010

Belief in God – April 2010

Whitehead and Freud’s Theory of Eros (Love) & Thanatos (Death) – March 2010

Practical Implications of Process for Church Life – February 2010

Confidence in Progress – January 2010

2009

Israel/Palestine Two-State Solution – December 2009

Divine Guidance – November 2009

9/11 and Process Theology – October 2009

Where is God Not in War? – August 2009

Israel and Palestine – July 2009

Study Process Theology First – June 2009

Secular or Religious? – May 2009

Should We Try To Get The Economy Back on Track? – April 2009

Process & the Light/ Dark Dichotomy – March 2009

Jews Have a Divine Right to the Land of Israel? – February 2009

Can We Be Confident of Progress? – January 2009

2008

Process Theology & Joe Sixpack – December 2008

Process Theology, Neo-Liberalism, and the Financial Meltdown – November 2008

Financial Crisis, Cobb on the Wall Street – October 2008

Science Support Belief in God? – September 2008

Process Theology Related to Progressive Christianity – August 2008

Tillich and Whitehead – July 2008

Interpreting John 14:8 “No one comes to the Father…” – June 2008

Angels & Demons – May 2008

Interpreting Jesus: Natural or Supernatural Being? – April 2008

Polkinghorn Response – March 2008

Process & 20th century Theology – February 2008

Process Theology and Islam – January 2008

2007

Miracles and Mental Influence – December 2007

Intercessory Prayer – November 2007

Aesthetic as a Process Value – October 2007

Assurance and the Experience of God – September 2007

Christians & Metaphysics – August 2007

Has Process Theology Backed The Wrong Horse? – July 2007

Hartshorne and the Chicago School – June 2007

Bodily Resurrection – May 2007

Sinless Jesus? – April 2007

Who is a Whiteheadian? – March 2007

Inconvenient Truths – February 2007

Whitehead’s Distinction in Relation to Process Theologians – January 2007

2006

Global Warming – December 2006

Atheism – November 2006

Ethnic Diversity in Churches/Persons-in-Community – October 2006

Trinity II – September 2006

Whitehead and Buddhism – August 2006

Synthesis of Prehended Objects – July 2006

Theodicy – June 2006

Free Will – May 2006

Redemption – April 2006

Eastern Orthodox & Process – March 2006

Sociobiology – February 2006

God & Evil – January 2006

2005

Creativity and Initial Aim – December 2005

Prehension & the Self – November 2005

Intelligent Design – October 2005

Ensoulment – September 2005

Goddess Theology – August 2005

Trinity – July 2005

Does God Have a Serial Existence? – June 2005

Initial Aim and “Call” – May 2005

Marriage Covenant & Process – April 2005

Process & Openness – March 2005

Liberals vs. Evangelicals & Process – February 2005

Salvation after Death? – January 2005

2004

Is There a Process Eschatology? – December 2004

Evil & Sin Revisited – November 2004

Evangelism & Mission – October 2004

Animal Rights (2) – September 2004

Jesus – August 2004

Young-Earth Creationism? – February 2004

Survival of the Fittest? – January 2004

2003

Where is the Past? – August 2003

Natural Evil – July 2003

Process & Science – June 2003

Divine Intervention – May 2003

Divine Lures – April 2003

Overpopulation – March 2003

Immanent or Transcendent? – January 2003

2002

Divine Activity – December 2002

Religious Experience – November 2002

Intrinsic Value – October 2002

God & Possibility – September 2002

Progressive Christianity – August 2002

Is God Incomplete? – July 2002

Process & Scripture – June 2002

Process Spirituality – March 2002

Divine Omnipotence – February 2002

Just War Theory – January 2002

2001

Patriotism – December 2001

Original Sin – October 2001

Salvation – September 2001

God & Pop Culture – August 2001

God & Change Pt. 2 – July 2001

Power of Love – June 2001

God & Power – May 2011

Perfect Love – March 2001

Openness Theology – February 2001

Incarnation – January 2001

2000

Animal Rights (1) – October 2000

God & Anger – September 2000

Cutting Edge – August 2000

Process Ethics – June 2000

God & Love – May 2000

Prayer – April 2000

Who Cares? – March 2000

Psi Phenomena – February 2000

God & Violence – January 2000

1999

Death of God – December 1999

Life after Death – October 1999

God & Change Pt. 1 – September 1999

Creation from Nothing? – July 1999

Homosexuality – June 1999

Future of the church – May 1999

Human Value – April 1999

Biblical Interpretation – March 1999

Divine Inspiration – January 1999

1998

Miracles – December 1998

Christianity & Culture – October 1998

Atonement – August 1998

Evangelical Christianity – July 1998

Immortality – June 1998

A Personal God – May 1998