The Heresy of Marcion and the Cruciform Hermeneutic

Are You Guilty of Marcionism?

Greg responds to the question of whether or not his cruciform hermeneutic is anything like the heresy of Marcion, who basically advocated throwing out the Old Testament. (Spoiler: it’s not.)

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Podcast: If Jesus Fully Reveals God, Do We Need the Old Testament?

Greg looks at the value and the role of the Old Testament in light of Jesus’ full revelation of God on the cross. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0181.mp3

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5 Ways the Bible Supports Open Theism

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The Image of Cross-Like Love: God’s Self-Portrait, Part 6

In the previous blog I argued that God is cross-like love. In this blog I’d like to take this a step further by demonstrating why the cross alone could function as the definitive revelation of God’s true character and by showing how this revelation weaves together everything Jesus was about. If you want to know…