This site offers a non-traditional theology. (Here’s a theological summary) By non-traditional I mean one that is not coming out of the major religious traditions (i.e. Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) Now one might ask why there is a need for a theology other than that found in the traditions. While there are many people satisfied with the traditions for their religious lives, there is also an increasing number who do not find those traditions compelling or reasonable. This is understandable given the change in the way people think about things particularly ever since the Enlightenment where reasoning and empirical sensibilities blossomed. As a result many of those who are turned off by the traditions abandon religion entirely or venture off into exploring alternatives. In either case, I felt that religion could have a positive effect on people’s live but that a religion for today should be reasonable and friendly with all other forms of human endeavor including science and philosophy.
My own journey in this respect began after withdrawing from a Lutheran seminary in the ’70s. I had embraced the best theology of the time and found that after two years of study my beliefs no longer fit within those at the grass roots level of Christianity. My belief in God remained intact, but I needed to find a reasonable way to think about God and God’s relationship to this world. This included how we can know something about God and how God might be active in our lives.
Accordingly, I decided to attempt to develop a theology essentially from scratch and puzzle through how metaphysical systems originated and developed. For me it was not enough to take for granted theism, but since I had a religious sense about God I wanted to see if there was reasonable way to come to that conclusion. The ideas on this site reflect that journey, drawing on previous metaphysical systems, science, philosophy, art, psychology, and anything else that could be brought to bear.