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Why do some of Jesus’ parables depict God in violent ways?

Why do some of Jesus’ parables depict God in violent ways?

Greg deals with the question of what it means that some of Jesus’ parables seem to depict God in violent terms. In addition to getting an answer to this question you’ll be treated to a window into Greg’s graceful way of moving through the world. Really classy. Enjoy!

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Why Are Jesus’s Parables So Violent? (podcast)

Greg pops the hood to offer a helpful tutorial on how parables operate.  Episode 609 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0609.mp3

Podcast: If the Cross is the FULL Revelation of God, Why Do We Even Need All the Rest?

Greg discusses the summation of the Bible in the crucifixion.   http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0285.mp3

God's Warriors

God’s Warriors

Greg’s ideas on faith and politics were featured in the Peabody Award-winning CNN Presents: God’s Warriors. Watch the full video below. For more information, including behind the scenes footage, visit God’s Warriors – Special Reports from CNN.com.

Does the Lord “Devastate” the Earth?

There is this passage that has sometimes been labeled “Isaiah’s Little Apocalypse” that proclaims how the Lord will “lay waste,” “destroy,” and “ruin” the earth. (The following builds on this previous post which identifies a dual speech pattern of God). It begins with:            The LORD is going to lay waste the earth and devastate…

Podcast: What is Violence?

Greg takes a closer look at what violence is. Then he bullies Dan. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0174.mp3

“Whatever it means, it cannot mean that.”

pure9 via Compfight Roger Olson wrote a great article a couple of days ago entitled Why (High) Calvinism Is Impossible. He points out that there is no way to understand God as “good” while also believing in double predestination. The idea that God predestines some to heaven and a vast majority to hell for his “glory”…