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Typhoon Haiyan and “Natural” Evil

Typhoon Haiyan and “Natural” Evil

Greg recorded his thoughts a few days ago on Typhoon Haiyan and the reality of “natural” evil that’s not really natural at all. “This an enemy has done.” (Matthew 13:28)

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Imaging God Rightly: God’s Self-Portrait, Part 3

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Podcast: Did Evil Exist Before Lucifer’s Revolt?

Greg talks about evil and the goodness of creation, then considers some speculative inferences about the existence of creation for all eternity.   http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0416.mp3

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What Does it Mean to be “Holy”?

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The Witness of Graffiti (Rocks Crying Out)

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Participating in the Divine Nature (Love)

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