Open and Relational Essays
It Was Then That We Hopped
God’s Partnership is Yeasty
My Friend God
God is Obsessed with All of Me
God Needs You!
Jesus of No Fixed Address
Responding to the Risky God
All Good Christians Go to Church; Or Do They?
God Can and Did
God’s Fellow Workers
Partnering with a Hypothetical God
Partnering with God as a 21st Century Psychologist
Building Community for Rethinking Science and Challenging the Ivory Tower
Learning to Save My Students Instead of Judging Them
Eating as Partnering with God’s Dream for the World
Everything is Meaningless
“Pay Attention! That’s Not What I Said,” Says God
Joining in God’s Work
Do the Numbers Matter?
In the Minority
Petitionary Prayer in Light of God’s Unconventional Love
What About When God Doesn’t Partner With Me?
We are the Reason God Cannot Be Free!
God is Not Your Buddy: Reflecting on Friendship With God
Salvation As Partnering with God: Moving Beyond Transactional Religion into Transformational Relationship
Does God Really Answer Prayer?
Partnering with God to Break the Yoke of Christian Fundamentalism
God Desires Partners for Change
Shut up and LISTEN!
Partnering Past a Pandemic
God Doesn’t Care What You Think!
What if God’s Salvation Involves Not Christ’s Dying for Us but with Us in Cross-Bearing Partnership?
God in Partnership with Us (in our Sexual Partnerships)
How to Expand God’s Sight
An Open and Relatinoal God and Modern Medicine
God’s Partnership and Different Religions
Tattoos can be Life-Changing!
Parenting and Providence
Partnering with the Divine Energies
From Blind Obedience to Relational Choice
Working Together for a Better Future
God’s Image, God’s Partner
Partnering With God Through Death
God Has No Hands
A Man or Amanuensis?
When Pathways Have Closed
How Can I Partner with My Grandmother who has Alzheimer’s?
Partnering with God in Caring for the Creation is the Central Human Vocation
To Live for God is to Miss the Point
Crossing the Ocean of Suffering: A Medical Perspective on Divine Impassability
How Can Religion Partner with the Divine to Heal the World?
Should We Partner with God? Yes, But Only if He Cares About Us
Participating Well Means Doing Less
Fighting the Divine: Relational Theology as Confrontational
Muhammad Iqbal and the Beauty of an Open Future
Partnering with God in the Practice of Christian Hospitality
Fighting the Climate Crisis Through Interfaith Relationships
Earth Ministers Hidden in Plain Sight
Partnering with the Perfect Educator
On Helping God by Becoming God
It Sucks to Grow Up
Starships and the Calling of Humanity
Means and Ends When the Future is Open
Writing With God
A Practical Exploration of a Revolutionary Partnership
How Scripture is a Partnership with God
The Transformational Death of a Son
Improvising with God
The Non-Agonizing Will of God
A Cosmic Love Story
A Long Obedience in the Wrong Direction
Friends with Benefits
Beauty Desires You
An Introduction to Process Pneumatology
How Can a Scientist Believe in God?
The Center for Open and Relational Theology 2020 Review and 2021 Plans: Director’s Report
Donald Wayne Viney Reviews Richard Rice’s Book, The Future of Open Theism
The God of Love Compels Me
We Are All Leaders
Seven Tips for Becoming a Better Leader
I’m Right, You’re Wrong
The Leadership of a Nurturant God
Toward Developing and Leading Open and Relational Organizations
True Leaders Are Replaced
The Uncontrolling Track Coach
Mark Umstot Reviews Rob Bell’s, Everything is Spiritual
Grace-fully Engaging Young Adults
A First-Rate Soup
Open and Relational Leadership Is Like Coaching a Football Team
Leading by Listening
The Living Earth as Teacher
Creativity, Community and Transformation: Treasures Discovered through Dreams
Do Your Best to Present Yourself as One Trusted by God